Skip to main content

Full text of "Diary Of Thomas Minor, Stonington Connecticut, 1653 to 1684"

See other formats


LIBRARY of the 
OHIO STATE 
UNIVERSITY 



THE DIARY 



OF 

Thomas Minor, 



STONINGTON, CONNECTICUT. 



1653 to 1684. 



^6 



Prepared for publication by Sidney H. Miner 
and George D. Stanton, Jr. 



1899. 



Pbess of 
The Day Publishing Company, 
New London onn. 



INTRODUCTION. 



This Diary was undertaken by Thomas Minor for 
the double purpose of refreshing his own memory 
concerning current events, and for the use of his 
immediate family. It is at least plausible that be- 
cause of his partial isolation in the wilds of the New 
England Colony the consecutive entries of dates were 
made by him also for the purpose of a record of time, 
for it will be remembered that at that period of our 
history calendars were not usually found among the 
inhabitants, and there was a considerable sameness 
of the passage of days from one to another. 

He has said that it was not his purpose that the 
Diary go beyond the use of his immediate family, 
but considering the age of the writing and the 
various matters contained in the Diary, interesting 
from the point of knowing how the earliest settlers 
lived at home and treated the events of importance 
to themselves and family, and its value to those 
searching for missing record entries, it has been con- 
sidered advisable to perpetuate the Diary by printing 
it, following the orthography and punctuation strictly 
and the contents generally in every particular. 



2 



The legibility of the writing is fast becoming ob- 
scured aided by the mutilation of the paper from age, 
and it has been only possible to translate it now by 
the aid of a powerful magnifying glass in places, 
while some of it is wholly illegible. 

The Diary has been handed down through succes- 
sive generations remaining on the old Thomas Minor 
homestead property at Quiambaug, in the town of 
Stonington, Conn., and is now in the custody of 
Cornelius V. Miner. 

The writer of the Diary, Thomas Minor, came 
from Somersett County, England, on the good ship 
Arabella, which landed at Salem, Massachusetts, the 
14th day of June, 1630. His sterling qualities placed 
him in the position to at once become a prominent 
figure in the affairs of the Colony. He early allied 
himself with the men of authority and soon became 
recognized in their Councils for his sound judgment. 
He was a recognized authority in dealing with the 
Indians, and because of his peculiar ability to deal 
with them was frequently employed by Governor 
"Winthrop to enter into agreements with, and publish 
court orders to the tribes. 

It is said that he mastered the language and on 
occasions would accompany a missionary as inter- 
preter to give them the gospel in their own language. 
We also find him leading the militia against the 



3 



Narragansett Indians, and at an age when man's 
qualifications as a leader of soldiers are not consid- 
ered worth anything. 

He seems to have taken particular pride in enter- 
ing in the Diary the numerous occasions when " Mr. 
Winthrop ?? was his guest, and many times the two 
are recorded as meeting at the old Mill and other 
places and talking over the topics of interest. 

Between the years 1630 and 1640 Thomas Minor 
lived at Salem, Charlestown, and Hingham, Mass., 
but he was not satisfied to settle down in any of those 
places, and we find a commission of the General Court 
of Massachusetts, that u Whereas, Mr. John Win- 
throp Jr. and others have by allowance of this Court 
begun a plantation in the Pequot Colony which ap- 
pertains to this jurisdiction as part of our proportion 
to the conquered country, we grant, etc.,' 7 to Mr. Win- 
throp, Thomas Peters, Thomas Minor, Isaac "Wiley, 
Cary Latham, Jacob Westerhouse, William Morton, 
John Stebbins and others. Under this commission 
we find Thomas Minor one of the founders of • what 
he is pleased to call "Pequit," now New London, 
and here for a while he makes it his home, But it is 
after he has determined to settle permanently at 
"Quiambaug," on lands which he has acquired partly 
by grant, because of valuable services with the Indians, 
during the year 1653 or 1654 that he takes up the- 



4 



Diary and carries it on faithfully till July 26th, 1684. 

The wild character of the country about his place 
may be seen from his frequent references to the loss 
of stock by wolves, and the killing of deer. Indians 
were frequent visitors and often sought employment 
from him, payment being made in clothes. 

Associating himself with others the town of South - 
erton, (sometimes called by him Southerntown) now 
Stonington, was formed in 1600. Referring to the 
numerous offices held by him from time to time we 
find a partial list in the following entry in the Diary : 

1 i I was by the Town and this year chosen to be a 
select man the Town treasurer the towns recorder 
The brander of horses by the general Court Recorded 
the head officer of the Train band by the same Court 
one of the ffour that have the charge of the milishcia 
of the whole Countie and chossen and sworn Commis- 
sionor and one to assist in keeping the Countie 
Courte." 

In the life of Thomas Minor we have a prominent 
example of those men, who with their families, came 
to this country and fulfilled the purpose of time in 
creating in the new world a people of illimitable re- 
sources, jealous of personal rights, with brawny 
arms and fertile brain and with the unconquerable 
perseverance so characteristic of the pioneer settlers 
who attacked the forces of nature's wilderness that a 
nation might be built for the world to respect. 



1664: 



The Thomas Minor Diary. 



After the leape y 
2: of our lord god 
the Creation & the th 
("Worn off) After the leape yeare (Worn off) 
care 1663 of our lord god in the 
yeare and from the Creation 

yeare : 5612 
yeare 1664 : of our lord god is 
first year after the leap 
year and from the creation 5613. 

New Commiss 
(Worn off) & all other offic (Worn off) 

the whole compa 
Met it was agreed that 
day namely the : 28 : of No 
every year all the officers 
chosen for the time to co e 
that time Mr. Thomas Stanton 
Chosen Commissioner 



6 



1653 



(1653-4) (The) ninth month november (torn) 
tusday the first wensday the 2. it snowed and thurs- 
day the .3. it rained and tusday the .8. was at mill, 
the wensday being the (torn) was a day of thanks- 
giving and tusday the .15. I gathered turneps (and) 
pasneps and tusday .22. I was about fensing o£ my 
hay at Poquatucke and tusday the .29. John cam 
home and it was a storm & wensday the .30. 

the .2. of December Mr. Haynes his cattel was 
delivered unto me being friday 

The tenth month desember .31. days thursday the 
first, thursday the .8. and wensday the .14. Cap tin 
masons man Came for one yoke of oxen and thurs- 
day the .15. & thursday the .22. I had plowed two 
days crose the (la)nd and this same day I begun to 
(torn) timber at the mill broocke We-(que-te-quoc) 
(torn) the .29. I plowed a littell and friday the .30. 
it rained and I (torn) 500 of pales Clover and (torn) 
day my Brothors brought (torn) from Poquatucke 
and (torn) .31. 

(The) Eleventh month Januarie .31 (days saba)th 
day the first (mo)nday (torn) (deliver)ed .2. oxen to 
Aron Starke for the yuse of major masson satterday 
the (torn) theare was a greate snow sabat day (torn) 
monday the .9. we fetched the mare I could not find 
the swine & sabath day .15. ther was aded another 



7 



1653 



great snow the (torn) came whome thursday the .19. 
the snow all melted & friday .20. I made an end 
Cleaving of pals at the mill br(ooke) ther was aleven 
hundred pals and sabath day the .22. the 26. and 27 
I (torn) sabath day the 29. tusday the 

The twelvth month februarie .28. days the second 
yeare after the leape yeare wensday the first and 
monday the (6) made an end of cross plowing and 
wensday the .8. I had 9 peeces to hew .3. seventeen 
foot (torn) 14 foot loung 9 ynches and .6. the (same) 
day I looked for the mare wensday the 15. thursday 
the 16 I came from (Conet)icut & wensday the .22. 
it was (ver)ie darke storme and did snow (tus)day 
,28. I fetched the catell (Poqu)atuck. 

The last will of Thomas Minor m(ade) the .8. of 
februarie 1653 : if I die or com no more I doe be- 
queath and give all that I have house and lands goods 
and cattell To my wife grace minor and do leave the 
whole disposing of my children to her for any debts 
that I ow to be paid by her and then the rest to be 
hers for her owne maintainance and our Childrens 
and this do I witness by setting To my hand the .8. 
of februarie 1653, Thomas Minor 

Thursday the .2.^of march gentill calved monday 
the 13 brown calved and wensday the .15. kent 
calved. (Cipher) 



8 



1657 



Satterday the .11. of Aprill. 1657. sonnamoot 
brought .2. quarts and one pinte of lickquor to our 
house and said he gave 10s. for it a(t) goodman 
shaw and yt his wife gave it him. 

1654 

The first month is march .1654 and hath .31 days 
wensday the first friday the third John went to 
Conetieut & tusday the .7. I made an End of hew- 
ing of timber at the mill brooke watch came backe 
from Conetieut and wensday the eight I begun to 
plow the wheat land and monday the .13. I made an 
End of sowing of wheate and wensday the .15. I 
made an End of sowing pasnepes and monday the 
,22. I looked for the swine and wensday .29. I vewed 
Gary lathams farm and friday .31 

The second month is Aprile and hath .30. days 
satterday the first and satterday the .8. and monday 
the .10. I begun at the farme at Mistuksuck and 
satterday the .15. monday the .17. I began to plant 
and satturday the .22 wainpeter caried coren to mill 
the .24. day being monday I made an End of planting 
of Indean Corne and satterday the .29 and sabath 
day the .30. 

Sabiantwosucke promised the .30. of desember be- 
for mr stanton and tomus shaw to make Watch a 




Facsimile of will and cipher in Diary. (See page 7) . 



9 



1654 



canoow for that which I had and to bring me six 
pecks o£ nunip (Indian word for beans.) 

The third month is may .31. days monday the first 
sabath day being the .7. my Brothers came with the 
Cattell and monday the .8. and wensday the .10. I 
received .2. oxen (eighteen pounds) and one cow 
(and six pounds) of my father-in (law) and one 
sheer and Oulter and monday the .15 and monday 
the .22. ffathers Oalfes wer driven to our farme and 
it rained that day and monday the 29 and wensday 
the .31. 

(Cipher) 

The fourth month is June .30. days thursday the 
first and thursday the .8. day and sabath day the 
.11. (omitted) and thursday the .15. I went to 
Coneticut & thursday .22. John came whome and 
satterday .24. I made an end of carrying of timber 
& Thursday .29. friday the .30. 

received from Oonecticut one paier of boots 10 
and one paier of shews .11. one paier .10. one paier 
.7. two paier of 9 one paier for Samuel and one paier 
of ould John had. 

The fiffe month is July .31. days satterday the first 
I had mowed 3 days at mistick and satterday the 8 and 
saterday the .15. I made two reeps at the ffarme and 
satterday the .22. I had reaped my Rie and oats and 



10 



1654 



one acker of wheate my father was gone to seaconcke 
and satterday .29. monday 31. 

The sixt month is agust .31. days tusday the first 
wensday the .2.1 had set up the wheate at mistuksset 
and it rained and tusday the .8. I made an end 
threshing and paid mother the .2. bushels of Eie and 
tusday the .15. I made an End of making of hay at 
the farme and tusday the .22. the day before I begun 
to frame at mistuekeset & tusday the .29. thursday 
31. 

The seventh month is September .30. days friday 
the first and friday the .8. I had lost the cattell at 
Mistucksset and tusday the 12 twelth I begun to 
gather coren and friday the .15. and friday the .22. 
we had two hundred shocks and fouer made at the 
farme of Indean Coren & one hundred and fortie and 
friday the 29. I made an end of shockin. coren it 
was micaelmas day and saterday the 30. we may if we 
will. 

The eight month is October .31. days sabath day 
the first and sabath day the .8. I had raised the baren 
and sabath day the .15. the greate storme was and I 
had newly raised my roofe of my house and thursday 
the .19. I sowed the winter wheate and sabath day 
the .22. and sabath day 29 and monday the .30. I 
went to Coneticut tusday .31 



11 



1654 



The ninth month is november .30. days wensday 
the first John begun his time with mr. Stone and 
wensday the .8.1 was at Pequit and wensday the .15 
goodman redfild was making our backe for our 
Chimbloy and wensday the .22. our backe of our 
Chimbly was ended goodman Eedfild had 22s & 6d 
for doing the stone walle monday the 27th I made 
an end of planting of trees & tusday .28. Thomas 
Stanton tooke Mr fitches .2. cattell to winter and 
wensday the .29. we threshed our indean corne and 
thursday the .30 

The tenth month is december .31. days friday the 
first and friday the .8. I threshed wheat and had 
ten bushells and friday the .15. I fetched whome 
stones and made the hearth I had threshed rie but not 
winnow^ed I had .15. bushels and friday the .22. I 
made an end of threshing I had .5. bushells of oats 
and monday .25. it was Chrismas day and friday 
.29. sabath day the .31. day 

I had made an end with Watch about his canoow 
at Mr stantons. 

The eleventh month is Januarie .31. days monday 
the first and is called new year day sabath day the 
.7. I was at Pequit river and could not get over and 
monday the eight and monday the .15. ther was a 
verie great snow fell and monday the .22. the snow 



12 



1654 



melted all away tusday .23. I was at mill and 
monday .29. tusday .30. Brown Calved wensday the 
.31. 

thursday the .8. o£ februarie Captain Denison 
tould me that he was with Robert hempstead and I 
when we laid out major masson his land and that he 
well did remember all the marked trees and that it 
was to run to but the head of the salt cove. 

The twelvth month is februarie .28. days and the 
third yeare after the leap yeare thursday the first 
and thursday the .8. we drseed the sumer hemp 
and thursday the .15. I made an end of hewing of 
planks for the house and thursday the .22. and 
wensday the .23. the 5 yeare. 

The .5. of march .1654. I gave Captine denison a 
list of what I had fower oxen five cows fower 
yarlings and ten ackers of land buting upon the 
river at pequit and the farme that I bought of Cary 
latham by me Thomas Minor. 

The .28. of Agust being monday I was sent for to 
pequit for to be reconsiled to the Church and at 
evening the maigor pt met at goodman Calkins hous 
namly Mr. Blinman Mr. Bruen Goodman calkin 
Ralpth perker goodmam Lester goodman Morgan 
goodman coit hugh Roberts Captain denison and 



13 



1654-55 



goodman Cheesbrough being there all there tooke 
satisfaction in my acknowledging the height of my 
spirit Secondly in that I saw my evill in my suden 
and rash speaking to Mr Blinman and with all ther 
was acknowledment on the Churches pt that I was 
wronged so all was passed by on my side and the 
Churches with pmise on both p'ties that all formor 
offences should be buried and never more to be 
agitateed so desiring the praiers each for other we 
pted form that meeting Agust .28. 1654. 

The first month is march and hath .31. days being 
the yeare 1655. Thursday the first and thursday the 
eight I went to mill and thursday the .15. that weeke 
I had Arons oxen to plow and thursday .22. I was at 
mill goodman Lester was married 
sabath day .25. and our lady day as it is so called 
monday the .26. the major had a letter read in a 
towne meeting of which he desired an ackor of land 
and an Hand thursday .29. and satterday the .31. I 
raised the frame of my Chimbly. 

The secone month is Aprile and hath .30. days 
sabath day the first and thursday the .5. I made an 
End of covering the house and friday the .6.1 sowed 
wheate and satterday the .7. I begun to garden and 
sabath day the .8. and sabath day the .15. I was at 
Coneticut and came whome on thursday being the 



14 



1655 



.19. the .13. of this month being friday John began 
to board with the widow Smith and sabath day the 
.22. monday .23. I made and end of gardning tusday 
.24. I sowed hemp and sabath day .29. monday the 
.30. 

The third month is may and hath .31. days tusday 
the first and tusday the .8. and tusday the .15. maijor 
mason had sent a second letter to the townsmen about 
the land I delivered the fourtie ackers of land to 
goodman Keeny for the five ackers of meadow I had 
of him and tusday the .22. I bought the new canoow 
and tusday the .29. and thursday the .31. 

The .2. of June being Satterday John came whome, 
and brought a Canoow and Coopers vesels the canoow 
cost .20. shillings the new one .23. shillings and 6 
pence. 

The fourth month is June and hath .30. days fri- 
day the first and satterday the .2. we had the wooll 
from good wife shaw and tusday the .5. I had a calfe 
of Aron Starke in parte of pay for my hat and 9 
shillings still is due and friday the .8. the Indeans 
begun to play and friday the .15. I begun to weed 
upon the plaine at this time the Court was at pequit 
and friday the .22. and friday the .29. 1 made an end 
of weeding and did the hedg by the waters side Sat- 
terday the .30. 



15 



1655 



The fift month is July and hath .31. days sabath 
day the first and Sabath day the .8. we had a sacra- 
ment and sabath day 15 monday the 16 the lists were 
to be brought in and wer finished about the Contrie 
rate and mr Blinman and the Towne rate and sabath 
day the .22. I had hilled halfe the new ground and 
puld the sumer hemp and thursday .26. John was 
heare and satterday the 28 I made an end o£ Cuting 
sumer wheate sabath day .29. tusday 31. 

The sixt month is Agust and hath .31. days wens- 
day the first and wensday the .8. I sould the Bark to 
picket and borrowed halfe one bushell of salt of 
goodman Kenny and wensday the .15. and wensday 
the .22. and wensday the .29. friday .31. 

The seventh month is September and hath .30. 
days satterday the first and satterday the .8. Clement 
went to pequit alone wensday the .12. I made an 
end of sowing of winter wheate and satterday the 
.15. my wife was delivered of hana and satterday the 
.22. and satterday the .29 and mickelmas day and 
sabath day the .30. 

the .2. of Januarie 1656 the farme was measured 
by Jams Morgan and mr Brewin that I bought of 
Carie latham 252 akers one mile lounge & 40 pole 
loung. 



16 



1655 



The .8. month is October and hath .31. days mon- 
day the .1.1 was to goe into the bay and monday the 
.22. the steer that is Caled Kent was delivered to my 
father palmer for deacon perke the same day John 
and Clement was at mill and monday the .29. wens- 
day .31. sabath day the .28. of October hanah was 
baptised. 

The .9. month is November and hath .30. days 
thursday the first and thursday the .8.1 was hedging 
the orchard and thursday the .15. John begun his 
time with Captaine Culick and to be with him till the 
Comissioners Court next apointed at plinioth sat- 
terday the .17. the first snow fell and thursday the 
.22. we had kiled the white sow and gathered pasneps 
monday the .26. the second snow fell and thursday 
the .29. & friday the .30. I did the funill of the 
Chimbly. And Samuel Cheesb rough was married. 

The tenth month is december and hath .31. days 
satterday the first monday the .3. I received .7. 
catell of deacon parke for to winter and satterday the 
.8. sabath day the .9. (that came from me) and 
satterday the .15. and satterday the .22. I fetched 
the littell Reecke of hay tusday the .25. and Christ- 
mas day and satterday the .29. monday the .31. I 
clove stufe for the barren. 



17 



1657 



The .14. of July 1657 I paid .2. pecks of winter 
wheate to Mr. Blinman butter 54 1£ 15s all 

the .11. month is Januarie and hath .31. days 
tusday the first and tusday the .8. and tusday the 
.15. and wensday the .16. our far me was laid out at 
tagwouncke it lys eight score pole by goodman 
Cheesbroughs land the path being the south bounds 
from an oke at the west north west to a beech tree 
at the est south est and from yt by marked trees on 
the est side to an ashe by a spring on the north north 
est and from that on the north to an oke on the west 
north west and from that on the west to the first oke 
and tusday the .22. and tusday .29. thursday 31. 

the .12. month is februarie and hath .29. days 
being the leap yeare and the yeare .1655 friday the 
first and friday the .8. we made an end of the barens 
floore and friday the .15. we Raised the barnes Roofe 
and friday the 22 I was at pequit and monday .25. 
the towne meetting was and tusday I came whome 
and friday the .29. being the last day of this leape 
yeare. 

thursday being the .28. of februarie the sow piged. 

1656 

the first month is march and hath .31. days being 
the yeare .1656. and the first yeare after the leap 



18 



1656 



yeare and satterday the first I begun to thatch the 
barne and satterday the .S\ I made an End of clean- 
ing of clapbord at Towne and satterday the .15. I 
was to go to Towne with the lists and Satterday the 
.22. I paid the Contrie Rate to William hough 12 s 
3 d and tusday the .25. caled our lady day I had 
garned one day and satterday the .29. my Brother 
Sloan was heare and the major was heare and mon- 
day the .31. 

The second month is Aprill and hath .30. days 
Tusday the first and tusday the .8.1 had begun to 
plow for to plant Indean Corne and tusday the .15. 
Thomas came whome and tusday the same day I 
made even with Mr. Brewin and paid him all that 
was his due for writting and measuring of lands tus- 
day the .22. I had delivered pickets Cow and Calfe 
to goodman sha(w) and made an end of sowing of flax 
seed and pease and tusday .29. Thomas threshed 
wheate and I drove the Catell to Tagwonuck there was 
cheesbrough boy with .57. cattell and said that they 
had .7. more at whome that is .64. he keept them 2 
days going there and wensday the ,30. 

The third month is May and hath 31 days Thurs- 
day the first and thursday the .8. I threshed wheate 
friday I fetched the Calves from loungdons and am 
to keep the one for the other till may next and thurs- 



19 



1656 



day the .15. 1 was at mill and came safe whome the 
same day was the Court of Electtion at hartford and 
thursday the .22. I was at mill goodman Cakin came 
from Courte and the same day I paid Mr Blinman 
one firkin of butter and .12.d in wampum which 
made his whole years pay and thursday the .29. sat- 
terday the .31. John came from Mr Cullick about a 
weeke in may. 

The fourth month is June and hath .30. days 
sabath day the first and sabath day the .8. and tusday 
the .10. 1 was to goe to bostowne with the u Lord and 
Erie" and sabath day the .15. and sabath day .22. I 
was com whome and sabath day the .29. Mr Blinman 
was com from Coneticut monday the .30. I had 
almost done mowing of the first Reeks of hay. 

The .25. of this month being thursday my fBather 
and Cap denison was heare to veiw the fences. 

The fifth month is July and hath .31. days Tusday 
the first and tusday the .8. we had a day of humilia- 
tion and wensday the .9.1 reaped winter wheate and 
tusday the .15. wensday the .16. we were to measur 
goodman Cheesbroughs land and tusday the .22. I 
sowed the second sowing of turneps the .25. being 
fryday I set up the second hay reecke goodwife 
grover was heare about the boat going to the west- 



20 



1656 



ward and Cheesbroughs talking of us and tusday .29. 
thursday .31. 

The sixth month is Agust and hath .31. days fri- 
day the first and friday the .8.1 fetched whome the 
mare from out of the woods and tusday the 12th. I 
brought whome the sheepe I did desier leave of to 
buy wine at the ornaries and friday the .15. I broke 
my sith and friday the .22. I begun my Jorney into 
the bay and friday the .29. I caried my chest aboard 
peeter Brawly his vessel at bostown sabath day the 
.31. tusday the .2. of September I came whome. 

The seventh month is September and hath .30 days 
monday the first tusday the .2.1 came out of the bay 
and monday the .8. and monday the .15. I was at 
pequit and monday the .22. and monday the .29. I 
was at the p'fecting of the list tusday the 30 we came 
whome from pequit from about the lists. 

The eight month is October and hath .31. days 
wensday the first I begun to sew wheate satterday the 
4 I made an end of sowi(n)g of wheat wensday the 
eight I made an end of mowing and wensday the .15. 
we were daubing the house and it was f rostie weather 
and sabath day the .19. Captaine denison taught and 
wensday the .22. I was going to mill Thomas brought 
whome the Canoow that John found and wensday the 



21 



1656 



.29. was a day of thanksgiving friday the .31. thurs- 
day the .30. I killed the swine. 

The ninth month is november and hath .30. days 
satterday the first and satterday the .8. we had gath- 
ered our turneps and tusday we were at the meeting 
at Towne about Captaine Denison being the .11. and 
thursday the 13 I came whome and we borrowed 
grovers blacke rame and begun our hedge at the yard 
and satterday the .15. tusday the .18. day we had 
threshed of winter wheate .12. bushels and satterday 
the .22. I made an end of the sheepe yard and satter- 
day the .29. John had killed a deere it was the first 
snow sabath day the .30. wensday the .26. Ephraim 
was hurt with the Cart. 

The tenth month is desember and hath .31. Days 
monday the first and wensday the .3.1 went to new 
haven and monday the .8. and wensday the .10. I 
came from new haven and monday the .15. our folke 
wer at mill and satterday the .20. mr Tomson came 
to Misticke and monday the .22. and thursday the 
.25. and Christmas day. tusday the .23. there came 
an Indean Called Womponege as he said with a wen 
upon his right hand wrest and his left hand had upon 
the fore finger and the greate finger of the same 2 
blue streaks of eache a bottell of lichuor as he said from 
Thomas Stanton and monday .29. wensday the .31. 



22 



1656-57 



The eleventh month is Januarie and hath .31. days 
thursday the first we had laid out father's land afc tag- 
woung and thursday the .8. I was at Towne and 
thursday the .15. I was at Towne the day after the 
fast when we met about Captaine denison and other 
recommended Bretheren and sistors and the letters 
came from mr Blackman and mr fitch and thursday 
.22. we had fetched up the top of the stalke Beeke 
and the third of our sheep died and thursday the 
,29. a greate storme and satterday the .31. 

the first of f ebruarie whit calved gentile calved the 
,11. of f ebruarie it was wensday. 

The twelvth month is f ebruarie and hath .28. days 
being the yeare 1656 and the first yeare after the 
leape yeare sabath day the first monday the .2. called 
Candelmas day and sabath day the .8. and monday 
the greate snow fell tusday I came whom and sabath 
day was the .15. monday the .16. I fetched up the 
Reeke of hay and sabath day the .22. monday the 
.23. it was wet and satterday the .28. and the last 
day of this month Browne begin to mend. 

The .19. of f ebruarie Browne calved being Thurs- 
day. 

The first month is march and bath .31. days being 
the year 1657. and the second yeare after the leape 



23 



1657 



yeare and sabath day the first berie calved the .24. 
o£ februarie Colie calved the .6. day we changed .2. 
bushels of winter wheate with my ffather for .2* 
bushels of sumer wheate to sow and sabath day the 
.8. and sabath day the .15. the Sacrament was admin- 
istred Mr Thomson and his wife came and we lay at 
Jams Averies and sabath day the .22. the meeting 
was at my fEathers and the night before pidie calved 
the .28. day the mare foiled and sabath day the .29. 
tusday the .31. 

The second month is Aprill and hath 30 days wens- 
day the first thursday the .2. i made an end of sow- 
ing of wheate upon the plaine the same day the two 
heighfors did Calvie and wensday the .8. I had done 
plowing for Indean Corne and that day I sowed flax 
and feched up the hay friday the .10. I first kept the 
Cattell abroad and yt same day I made an end of 
planting Indean corne tusday the .14. we had the .2. 
shots from goodman shaws wensday the .15. Thomas 
time begun with James Averie thursday the .16. 
Browne died monday the .20. we made the Contrie 
Rate wensday the .22. and wensday the .29. we made 
an end of cutting Clobboardes and thursday the .30. 

The third month is may and hath .31. days and 
friday the first and friday the .8. I had made an end 
of cleaving of bolts the .13. day was the first lecttuer 



24 



1657 



at shaws friday the .15. I was apointed to go to the 
courte and friday the .22. I was at hartford and 
friday the .29. I came whome and delivered a firkin 
of butter to Thomas huet to carrie to simon Cobden 
sabath day the .31. 

The .2. of June we first Trained at misticke 1657 
The .8. of June I paid Mr Blinman .54.£of buter yt 
7 s. 

The fourth month is Jun-e and hath .30. days 
monday the first wensday the .3. mr Blinman was to 
com to our house the day before I hedged for mr 
Tomson thursday the .4. I was at naraganset and 
monday ye 8 I was at Towne major mason was there 
and Captaine denison friday the .12. John went to 
Coneticut and monday the .15. and monday the .22. 
mr newman the day before taught at pequit and 
monday the 29 tusday ye .30. I was at seabrooke 
mill. 

The fift month is July and hath .31. days wensday 
the first the second day being thursday I came from 
sabrooke mill wensday the .8. the day before I begun 
to mow the same day the meeting was at Towne 
about misticke and poquatucke ye lecter was this .8. 
day of July & wensday the .15. we puled hemp and I 
mowed ye major & Mr Brewster met at nayanticke 
and I was pressed and wensday the .22. I was reap- 



25 



1657 



ing of winter wheate and the first lectter was prched 
at pequit & wensday the .29. I had fetched in all 
the winter wheate ther was .26. scoors of sheaves & 
friday the .31. &> sowed .2. days turneps the 28 day 
of this month. 

The sixt month is Agust and hath .31. days 
satterday the first & satterday the .8. I begun to 
reape at ye plaine and had sowne all ye turneps & 
plucked the flax & mowed meadow at ye head of ye 
creecke & satterday the .15. we made the wheate 
mowe I was ill in my throate yt weecke Ephraim had 
the ague & satterday ye .22. I opened ye well and 
Samuel grover fetched ye goate away & the lamb & 
satterday .29. Epharaim went to poquotucke Monday 
.31. 

The 20th of Januarie being wensday mr Blinman 
gave nottis yt he would be gone. 

The seventh month is September and hath .30. days 
tusday the first and monday the .7. I made an end of 
mowing of .31. loads of hay & tusday the .8. and 
tusday the .15. the goats were lost & tusday the .22. 
I begun "to gather coren & tusday the .29 and mickel- 
mas day & wensday the .30. 

paid to goodman loungden nine shillings & two 
pence in Tallow Cheese & one shilling of wampum to 
carie. 



26 



1657 



The eight month is October and hath .31. days 
thursday the first and thursday the .8. I was at 
Nayanticke with Johns things So could not get them 
carried and Ephraim and Joseph begune to gather 
stalks I brought whome the toungs So thursday the 
.15. I had sown the winter wheat So friday and sat- 
terday I had been in the woods looking calves thurs- 
day the .22. & sabath ye .25. ye ministers seate was 
pulled downe ye .26. I killed ye swine ye ram was 
let loos thursday .29. we had .45. bushells of turneps 
cut satterday .31. 

The ninth month is november and hath .30. days 
sabath day the first and sabath day the .8. and sabath 
day the .15. I was at pvidence with the merchants and 
wensday the .18. day I came from Towne thursday 
the .19. I threshed Indean corne for to go to mill 
and sabath day the .22. monday .23. I was looking 
the canoow wensday the .25. I fetched the Cloth from 
harrises sabath day the .29. monday the .30. end. 

The tenth month is december and hath .31. days 
and tusday the first and satterday the .5.1 brought 
whome the Calves and tusday the .8. I was at po- 
quanump So tusday the .15. I was cleaving of clap- 
bords and tusday .22. I made an end cleaving of 
clapboards So begun to hew wensday I gave my wife 
phisicke So friday the .25. and Christmas day So tus- 



27 



1657 



day .29. and thursday the .31. I made an end o£ 
doing the side of my house with clapbords. 

the .30. day was wensday and a day of thanksgiv- 
ing at shaws. 

TheLeventh month is Januarie and hath .31. days 
and friday the First and friday the .8. the meeting 
was at misticke and I made an end of threshing the 
sumer wheat that was at first in the baren it was a 
snow the .2. snow & tusday the .12. hanah burned 
her hand & friday the .15. I had got ribs for the 
house and friday the .22. I wrought wt Aron Stark 
I agreed with herman garek about my canoow the .29. 
mr Blinman went this weeke to new haven there was 
.2. meetings at pequit mr Brewster p'mised me land 
for my mony sabath day the .31. 

The twelvth month is februarie and hath .28. days 
and is the second yeare after the leape yeare and the 
yeare 1657 Thomas Minor and monday the first and 
monday the .8.1 was at Towne for maries Cloths I 
sent a letter to John Joseph had the measles I had 
begun the hay reeke out by the creecke the .12. being 
friday white Calved .2. kids died and monday the .15. 
I was ill on my backe & monday the .22. wensday 
.24. I continued ill wensday .25. the misticke peopell 
went to towne to the meeting & wee had aleven kids 
& lambs sabath day the .28. we had .22. Kids and 



28 



1658 



.9. lambs and .3. Calvs Clement and Thomas was 
heare at the meeting. 

The first month is March and the third yeare after 
the leape yeare and hath .31. days Monday the first 
I threshed winter wheate and monday ye .8. day this 
weecke wee threshed the indean (corn) we had .20. 
bushells and wheate .16. bushels and monday the 
.15. I set forth for stratford and monday the .22. 
and monday the .29. I was at nayanticke with my 
plow Irons and wensday the .31. it was a publike 
fast the Colt was lost. 

because that the bay men begun in an unjust way 
to lay out mens lands that they had in possession 
before the things wer wholy ended maks me to turne 
wholy to Coneticut & and give them my list. The 
yeare 1658. 

The second month is Aprile and hath .30. days 
Thursday the first the sixt day the mare foiled and 
thursday the .8. I brought whome the hay from 
Burows we suncke the Canoows and Thursday the 
.15. the day before there was a snow friday the .16. 
Clement came whome satterday we mended the fence 
and thursday the .22. I had plowed one acker of 
ground in the plaine mr willis was heare mistris Blin- 
man was loading to goo away. I p'mised mr willis to 
mow at poquatucke and if he give me as full power 



29 



1658 



as mr hains did and to keep 12 or 15 cattell there wt 
his 12 or 15 and be at halfe cost in looking to them 
the ( next winter & thursday .29. we made an end o£ 
planting & brought whome the Colt. 

The thirde moneth is may and hath .31. days sat- 
erday the first and satterday the .8. we had done 
hewing of shingell we washed the sheep we had 
mended the baren friday ye .14. we had shoren the 
sheep we was at Tagwouncke we had plowed .2. 
ackers in the plaine & satterday the .15. there is a 
Church meeting at Towne & satterday the same clay 
o 7 r father was taken sicke So satterday the .22. we 
had done plowing quite cros the plaine o'r father be- 
gun to mend friday .28. set cabbish plants we had 
weeded o 7 r flax & sumer wheate & satterday the .29. 
we wer to make a yard at tagwoncke monday .31. 

The foureth moneth June .30. days tusday the 
first satterday the .5.1 sowed hay seed the Captain 
came from Bostown Courte of Eleltion tusday the .8. 
I was digen of a seller and that weeke we walled it & 
tusday the .15. we made an end of the stone wall 
thursday the .17. Captaine denison mr stanton good- 
man cheesbrough was heare to bid me to com to a 
meeting and monday the 21 I was Called to veiw the 
dead body of William Bostuck being by the Jury 
conceived to be poysoned and tusday the .22. Jams 



30 



1658 



morgan was to go into the bay for A minnester and 
tusday the .29. I had carried Raymonds butter wens- 
day the .30 we covered the seller and had hilled our 
coren and sowed turneps in the plain. 

The fifte moneth is July and hath .31. days Thurs- 
day the first we wer going to Tagwoncke to mow be- 
cause yt Roger was not redie and tusday the .6. day 
I went with Roger to poquatucke and there was a 
greate parte of the meadow cut and set up in small 
cocks and so I came whome againe and medled not 
and thursday the .8, I axled the cart and thursday 
the .15. I had cut the pease we had fetched the hay 
from the Creeke it rained the .14. day and thursday 
the .22. I had been at towne and agreed with mr 
brewin and made all even with him and killed the 
Ram we were Reaping of winter wheate and thurs- 
cay the .29. satterday the .31. we came from fishers 
Hand we weighed the woll for the workmen. 

The sixth moneth is Agust and hath .31. days 
sabath day the first and monday the second I paid 
the butter to Raymond for the peuter saterday the 
.7. I sowed turnips and sabath day the .8. 1 had no 
optunitie to get my hay since we were at fishers Hand 
sabath day the .15. and satterday the .21. the wolf 
killed a lamb and sabath day the .22. I herd that 



31 



1658 



Bartlet was dead & sabath day the .29. tusday .31. 
I was going to Bostown. 

the last week in Januarie or thereabout there Wer 
five bound to their good behavior John Russell a 
prisoner and bound. 

The seaventh month is September and hath .30. 
days wensday the first So Wednesday the .8. and Wed- 
nesday the .15. and Wednesday the .22. I was com 
whome from the commissioners on thursday the .23. 
& Wednesday the .29. and mickelmas day thursday 
the .30. wee made an end gathering of Indean Corne. 

The .21. of October being thursday John Minor was 
married at Stratford. 

The eight moneth is October and hath .31. days 
friday the first friday the .8. John & Clement went 
to Stratford sabath day the .11. of this month I 
was taken sicke at goodman loungdens and monday 
the .12th I tooke my bed friday the .15. I continued 
sicke & friday .22. I was sicke. & friday .29 sabath 
day .31. I continued sicke and the 10th of this month 
I left Amos a firkin of butter at c'oem bins. 

The ninth moneth is november and hath .30. days 
monday the first and monday the .8. I was sicke 
monday the .15. I was sicke & monday the .22. the 
first day that I begun to sit up the 23 was tusday 
Captaine denison & his man was heare I submitted 



32 



1658 



my selve to the Towne o£ misticke <& poquatucke 
being called southern Towne by the Court yt day 
being read to me and monday the .29. tusday the 
.30. I had not been abroad then the first snow fell So 
monday 

The tenth moneth is desember and hath .31. days 
wensday the first day and the second day yt we had 
cleaved pals sabath day the .5.1 first went abroade 
but everie night continued burning and weake wens- 
day the .8. Thomas huet was at misticke we had a 
goat died friday the .10. I was at my fathers & wens- 
day the .15. I was abel to bracke hemp a littell & 
wensday ye .22. ye lord preserved us from tier I was 
not abell to doe any thing abroad and satterday the 
.25. Christmas day the Captaine was arested & wens- 
day the .29. we caried stufe for the cow yard friday 
the .31. 

The Leventh moneth is Januarie and hath .31. 
days satterday the first and satterday the .8.1 was 
at towne sabath day the .9. the wolf killed .3. sheep 
in the yard Tuesday the .11. we had whome all the 
Cattel & hay and Satterday the 15. it w T as a thaw 
and satterday the 22. Clement came from mill mon- 
day the .24. we made an end of corning hempe Sat- 
terday .29. monday .31. this weeke Clements heigher 
Calved. 



33 



1658-59 



The .7. of Februarie I pruned trees good wife 
grover was imprisoned John harwood Run away 
Eoger willisson was gone. 

The Twelvth moneth is februarie and hath .28. 
days and is the thirde yeare after the leape yeare and 
the yeare 1658. and tusday the first and tusday the 
.8. and tusday the .15. we had .4. lambs I begun to 
Chop wt the folke & monday the .211 was questioned 
at my ffathers for being a leader to make division 
21y to take ye Captains power from him 31y that (I 
would) deliver the Captaine if he was demanded 41y 
for lightnes at Towne. We had 2 calved whit and 
gentill tusday .22. Clement went to Towne & monday 
the .28. & the last day and verie snowie Clement be- 
gun his time about the looms. 

The first month is march and hath .31. days tus- 
day the first and leape yeare and is the yeare .1659. 
and tusday the .8. wee had made an end of cuting 
pols we had six or 7 lambs tidy had caulved and 
tusday the .15. we had laid all our logs in place 
babomeden went to mill wensday the .16. my wife 
was very sicke berie calved we had laid all the bot- 
tom logs to the Crecke and tusday the .22. I was at 
sebrooke for slays and friday the .25. I came whome 
being caled our ladie day we had .33. kids ye whit 
heighfer had Calved & tusday .29. we had .40. kids 



34 



1659 



& we came from mr nickols wensday the 30 the gen- 
eral fast thursday .31. 

The second month is Aprile and hath .30. days fri- 
day the first and friday the .8. we made an end of 
the orchard fence and grafting all yt I brought from 
seabrooke and spreading of mucke and friday the .15. 
I had sowed the peas and the .16. we sowed the 
wheate monday I came from the Towne Thomas 
fetched his loome thursday .21. Mr. Ades bought the 
.4. steers we wer pitching of stakes for the goat 
yard .6. kids lay out all night and friday the .22. 
tusday .26. sister hanah was maried ye .27. we made 
an end of the goats yard I was going to seabrook fri- 
day .29. satterday 30 I was at Sebrook for harnes and 
mr winthroup his family was there & mr willis. 

The third month is may and hath .31. days sabath 
day the first I heard mr fitch & mr Blindman teach at 
seabrook the .29. of aprile wee lost .5. sheep and 
.12. kids that night by the wolfe it was wet and 
darke the .2. of may being monday Hanah had a son 
[in cipher] and sabath day the .8. goodman Burrows 
had sent the oxen he wrought them .8. days he said 
we had planted all the short lands in the plaine Amos 
and I made all even at John Bordens and sabath day 
the .15. we had made an end of planting John and 
his wife was heare and sabath day .22. satterday .28. 



35 



1659 



we made an end of the well and sabath the .29. and 
tusday .31. we begun to weed the Come simon Cob- 
den was heare Mr winthroup & Mathew Griswold 
ended the arbitration. 

The foureth month is June and hath .30. days 
wensday the first and wensday the .8. we covered the 
seller sabath day the .12. Mr Tomson taught at rar 
Burrows mr winthroup was there the .14. day we met 
at bordens but did nothing wensday the .15. and 
wensday .22. I received pay of mr Ades and thurs- 
day .23. my sons delivered the goats to mr perke for 
his Coult and tusday .24. midsumer day misticke and 
poquatucke men all agreed to act as one Towne and 
wensday .29. I was at new london at a fast and 
thursday the .30. 

The fifte month is July and hath .31. days friday 
the first and friday the .8. mr Blinman was at Towne 
I made an end of hilling I carried the white Calve to 
Burrows and friday the .15. we had begun one hay 
reecke and satterday the .16. we finished the first 
reecke of .6. Load the .10. of July Mr Blinman 
taught at london and friday .22. tusday .26. I ow to 
ye Towne 1-3-1. and friday the .29. we made an end 
of Carrying of peas and sowed Turneps and sabath 
day the .31. (we had 400 sheaf es of wheat in the^ 



36 



165& 



Reeke and .320. sheaf es in the baren & .3. loads of 
peas in the Reecke.) 

The sixth month is Agust and hath .31. days mon- 
day the first the .2. day we got a load of wheate into 
house my wife tooke phisicke the fourth day we had 
all the wheate whome monday the .8th. Clement was 
heare and monday the .15. the .18. day we made the 
square Reecke and monday the .22. I plucked the 
winter hemp. The last of this month I was going to 
Connecticut the Commisinarie Court being there 
wensday the .31. 

The seventh month is September and hath .30. 
days Thursday the first and thursday the .8. the .9th. 
day Johns son boren and thursday the .15. I was at 
Coneticut the .17. day I came whome and thursday 
.22. the mare came whome the gelden threw me fri- 
day mr willis & decon perke was at misticke (wita 
smith fetched the last of Captaine denisons goats sat- 
erday) we begun to set up the pals of ye yard and 
thursday the .29. caled mickelmus day the grt storme 
the 2 day before there was a meeting to send to mr 
peerson to chuse new commissinors friday the 30. 

The eight month October and hath .31. days satter- 
day the first and satterday the .8. we had 4 loads of 
Coren John and his wife came the .4th. of this month 
the .11th. day I made an end of husking the first .4. 



37 



1659 



loads and saterday the .15. tusday the .18. we had 
all our Corne whome the .24. we had the Cow of 
goodman nichols .25. we made an end of harvest we 
had .350 Trusses the .26. we had received .17. 
bushells of corne and .7. bushells of beans from the 
Indeans satterday29. monday .31. 

The ninth month is november and hath .30. days 
tusday the first I dlivered berie to goodman Nickols 
and brought whome John Kows and tusday the .8. we 
were at Mohegon the .14. day we had a court we wer 
carrying of doung tusday the .15. the .16. day Marie 
went to goodman nicols and tusday .22. My wife had 
that fit of sicknes with the Redspots .23. we kiled 
the beare 24 there was a towne meeting at smiths 
and tusday .29. we begun the brigd at the creeck at 
rivers head and ended the .30. being wensday 

The tenth month is december and hath .31. days 
Thursday the first and thursday the .8. we had a day 
of thanksgiving and tusday we were to meet at 
Cheesbroughs house the five men. & thursday the 
.15. we wer geting of boults friday .16. I went ta 
Captaine Denison to gree wt Thomas Perk about the 
meetting house and thursday 22 I was threshing of 
indean corn sabath day 25 and Christmas day there 
fell a great snow and thursday 29 satterday 31. 

The leventh month is Januarie and hath .31. days 



38 



1659-60 



sabath day the first that weeke I threshed Indean 
corne and tusday and wensday the 3 & 4 day we met 
at my ffathers and I first heard of the third writting 
and disclaimed it and sabath day the .8. it snowed 
mr Smith had left the sabath and sabath day the .15. 
monday the .16. I begun to thresh whit pease and 
sabath day .22. we had no meeting & sabath day the 
29 Captaine Denison did exercise monday the 30 the 
Commissioners met at Cheesbroughs tusday the 31 
it is agreed that the Commissioners shall meet at mr 
Smiths the last 2 day of march & so the same of may. 

The twelvth month is februarie and is the leap 
yeare being the yeare .1659. and hath .29. days 
wensday the first & wensday the .8. wee met at mr 
stantons the .6. & wensday the 15 we made an end 
of sawing the first stocke of boards tusday 21 we had 
a towne meeting about the meeting house & wensday 
22 we were to begin the line at weekapoug & wens- 
day the 29. we wer runing the towne line the 2 of 
march we came whome. 

The first month is march 31 days & is the first 
yeare after the leape yeare being the yeare .1660. & 
Thursday the first & thursday the .8. John russell 
rune away the same time our frame was raised wens- 
day the .14. we ended the courte thursday the .15. I 
was threshing of wheate for Ralpth perker we had 



39 



1660 



our .3. pigs from ffathers & thursday the 22 I paid 
the last wheat our goats begun to kid Thomas huet 
vessell was tached & tusday the .27. John Carried 
all aboard thursday the .29. saterday .31. we had 
built our backe & oven. 

The second month is Aprile 30 days & sabath day 
the first and sabath day the .8. we had begun the last 
weeke monday the .9. Clement went to new london 
to worke sabath day the .15 monday the .16 we made 
an end of sowing the wheate & pease & tusday the 
.17 we wer to set forth for the day & sabath day the 
.22. the .20th. of Aprill we received a letter of Johns 
safe arivall monday .23. we begun to plant & wens- 
day .25. I made an end of all our plowing & 
sabath day .29. monday the .30. we had made an end 
of planting of our Indean Corne. 

The third month is may 31 days & tusday the first 
the .7th. day I was at the Towne the london ship was 
at New london tusday the .8. I made the hedg at 
the stand & wensday the .9. I made an end of yt 
worke the .10th. & .11th. I shingled the north side 
of the house & tusday the .15. & tusday ye .22. we 
had kept a day of humiliation the day before the 24. 
being thursday we were to set forth for the bay we 
came to Bostowne the 30th & thursday the 31 ms 
dier was Executed. 4568 



40 



1660 



The fourth month is June 30 days & friday the 
first I was at Bostowne friday the 8th I was at Bos- 
towne & friday was .15. I lay at the trading house I 
set my hand to ye agreement between Major Alerton 
& the other englisg & the .3. narraganset sachems 
about the land Isacke willy was married that day 
sometime before & yt day pmised Amos Richerson .3 
Cattell one blacke Cow one bull wt a white face .3. 
years ould one red steere of 2. years ould the 21. 
daay by the Courte a day of humiliation friday the 
.22. & friday .29. I paid pepeions ten shillings for 
killing of two woulfes & satterday the .30. 

The fift month is July 31 days & sabath day the 
first this weeke I agreed with Rogers about Johns 2 
Cows & a calfe & sabath day the .8. the 7th of this 
month I sowed turneps the 13. there (was) a towne 
meeting & sabath day the .15. I puled hemp Ephraim 
& Joseph mowed in the orchard friday & saterday 
.20. & 21. wee had a courte at Captaine denisons 
sabath day .22. 23. I looked horses fetched one loade 
of hay & satterday the .28. I cut pease & sabath day 
29. & tusday the .31. 

The sixt month is Agust 31 days & wensday the 
first I cut fense & caried them wensday the .8. I 
caried my wheate thursday the .9. 1 carried the Ram 
to the Hand & wensday the .15. friday .17 Thomas 



41 



1660 



& Ephraim was at Samuell Cheesb roughs the .13. 
day I had the geldin at Captaine denisons the 20th 
day John Tower came heare & wensday the .22. we 
Caried 5 loads of hay & made a reecke next to the 
baren wensday 29 I was at towne & tooke up things 
for John I was at prentis to shew the hors friday .31. 

The seventh month is September 30 days & satter- 
day the first mr winthroup was at new london the 4th 
day the horses wer at Culvers John moore begune 
to worke for me satterday the .8. the .12. I reckned 
wt mr picket and made all even being wensday & 
satterday the .15. Clement & John more went to new 
london I & Joseph was at bordens & the .2. horses 
were gone ye 12th day also I paid toung his silver 
befor Josias willkins and quite freed the horse & sat- 
erday the .22. I clove Clabords sabath day .23. we 
first did see Carries Cow to spring uder John was 
heare The last of September we came whome from 
narraganset & master brigden first taught heare. 

The eight month is October 31 days & monday the 
first this day hanah her child died before day & mon- 
day the .8. the moone was Eclipsed I was to goe with 
mr Brigden toward mohegon & monday the .29. 1 
caried the firkin of butter to Mr Smith for Amos I 
marked the Colt a bay mare without any white the 
mare have a white face a slit in the righte yeare .3* 



42 



1660 



white feet parte of the .42. a whit ring about eatch 
yeare a halpenie on each yeare wensday the 31. 

The ninth is november 30 days & Thursday the 
first friday the .2. I weighed Amos his firkin of but- 
ter at mr Smiths it was .70. pound & there is .13 
pound to pay the .8. day being thursday we had 
Caried .45. loads of mucke out of the yards there was 
a meeting to be at smiths of the whole Towne. & 
thursday the .15. this weeke we killed the steere 
I was at new london & had the axes & guns mended 
the steere came to six pounds the .20. we begun the 
litel house thursday .22. it snowed the second time 
thursday the .29. we apointed a meeting to be at 
Cheesbroughs that day fourtnite I begun to cleane 
clopbords friday the 30 we had whome all the timber 
for the litel house. 

The tenth month is december 31 days & satterday 
is the first & satterday the .8.1 came from Coneticut 
the .13. day the Townes men met at Cheesbroughse 
& satterday the .15. the 11th of this month we raised 
the littel house tusday the .18. there is a courte at 
Captain denisons & saterday the .22 we got stones 
for the Chimbley monday 24 the Towne men met at 
Mr. Stantons tusday ye 25. caled Christmas day & 
satterday the .29. monday the .31. sabath day the 



43 



1660 



30 I received a letter from Cambrigde Christmas day 
I received a letter from my Cousin in England. 

The leventh month is Januarie 31 days So tusday 
the first thursday the .3. we killed the sow tusday the 
.8. I made an end of Threshing of the wheate in the 
north end of the barne the same day it snowed I had 
.20. Bushels of wheate Marie was sicke So tusday the 
.15. Marie continued verie sicke & I fetched honie at 
starts So tusday the .22. thursday .24. marie died 
aboute six oelocke we had 40. bushells of wheate we 
fetched in the pease So tusday the .29. I Reckned 
with my fBather palmer there was all paid and .17. 
shillings due to me thursday the .31. we had .10. 
bushells of white pease. 

The twelvth month is februarie and hath 28 days 
friday the first and is the first yeare after the leap 
yeare So is the yeare .1660. this weeke Clement So 
Thomas went to Stratford the white heighfer Calved 
we finished the fence to the Rocks by the swampe 
friday the .8. there fell a greate snow So friday the 
.15. I made an end of Comming of hemp So friday the 
.22. it hayled. 

The second of march I sent to Aron Start to com the 
.11. of march and renew the bounds between us and 
he sent me word he would not till the major did com 



1661 

44 

The first month is march .31. days friday the first 
and is the second yeare after the leape yeare & the 
yeare 1661. This weeke we got poles for the fence 
and friday the .8. Clement fetched whome his red 
calfe and wee laid all the bottom poles by the well 
Tusday the .12. I sowed two pecks of peas friday the 
.15. I begun to make hedge at the Creecke & our 
Indean begun his time & friday the .22. perke calved 
I made hedg at the garden the day before I paid mr 
loveland .15. pecks of wheat & 10 pecks to the smith 
& one to Carie & friday the .29. I made an end of 
the hedge in the pastor sabath day 31. we begun the 
last Reecke of hay. 

The second month is Aprile .30. days the first is 
monday thursday the .4. we had sowed our peas & 
wheate one bushell & halfe the Towne all met at 
smiths Collie calved & monday the .8. wee had done 
sowing wheate I planted apel trees Tusday the 9 the 
select men met at shas we spent .8s wensday the 
.10th. we met at Cheesb roughs to send to mr Brigden 
monday the 15. I made an end of plowing for Indean 
Corne. it was verie Could and verie littell grass mon- 
day .22. we begun to plant in the plaine & tusday 23. 
we made an end and saterday .27. Capta(in) gookin 
his Cattell came to me monday 29. I kept the Cattell 
& tusday the 30. I kept Cattell Thomas perke said 
mr Stanton had quanaquantago. 



45 



1661 



The third month is may .31. days & wensday is the 
first this weeke the Captaine and I wer at new london 
they denied us the records till they did heare from 
the govenor and Courte the 7th day we brought the 
line to misticke and wensday the .8. and friday the 
,10th we run it to Cheesb roughs river the first line 
gives all the meadow and all: the second all the up- 
land wt out ye meadow monday the .13. the meeting 
house was raised wensday the .15. I was at my father 
palmers the .17. day being friday I am to set forth 
for the bay. 

at a court at Shaws John Borden was fined .25£. 
John benit& his wife whiped upon the .13th of June 
1661. 

The fourth month is June 30 days & the first is 
satterday wensday the 12. I came from the bay there 
was a court at shas and when we came to see James 
bemis his testimonie and peeter blacthfelds was 
brought in I came away The .13. of June we had two 
Calved killed in the pastor the .12. I came from bos- 
towne and mr brigden saterday the .15 the .19 day 
mr Richersons house was Raised satterday the 22. 
saterday the 29. Captaine gookin was heare this 
weeck we laid out waiter palmer his land yt was given 
to Captain denson and sabath day the 30. 

The fift month is July .31. days monday the first 



46 



1661 



the 2 day we had a courte at Cheesbroughs wensday 
I was (at) sebrooke wt mr winthroup and f rid ay I 
went to mr Stantons and prised the Catell monday 
the .8. I fetched the green ginger wensday the .10. 
it was a day of publike thanksgiving and monday the 
.15. I cut the pease our folke was making hay at tag- 
wouncke the .17 day I was to go to fishers Hand to 
prise Catel and monday the .22. I plowed for turneps 
at the plaine & monday .29. we made an end of reap- 
ing wheate the 30th we had all in it rained about 
noon: we had .900. sheaves of wheate wensday the 
.31 

The sixt month is Agust .31. days & thursday the 
first and thursday the .8. our Indean went from us 
our sons wer at the Captains at reaping. Captaine 
gookin his calfe was bit 2 days before and the 14 day 
we Cacth the wild horse & Court was at Coneticut 
thursday the 15 & thursday the 22. we had a Courte 
at shas the damage came to 6 saptie <& thursday the 
29. good wife galop was heare saterday the .31. 

friday the .16 of Januarie 1662 The Couldest day 
that yeare: The 21 day noosacke The Indean was sent 
to the bay & had fiftie shillings. 

The seventh month is September .30. days & sabath 
day the first the commissionors was heare major 
masson spake in the meeting house sabath the 8th we 



47 



1661 



had made an end of hay making monday I gathered 
hops & the 14 day I Commed flax my sons was 
all about the Cart & wheels sabath day the 15th good- 
man Cheesbrough spake to me about moving mr 
Brigden from fathers deaken parke washeare & sabath 
day the .22. monday 23. we Caught the wild horse 
the 20th of this month mr picket & we parted the 
sheep 

The eight month is October .31. days tusday the 
first friday the 4th my wife & I came from the bay 
the 7th day being monday I received .3. mares by 
george Robinson tusday the .8th the .10th I solde the 
wilde horse monday the .14th. I and John was at 
Towne made all even between tounge and John and 
John owed tonge eight shillings & tusday the 15. & 
tusday the 22. wensday a day of thanksgiving at new 
london the .26. day John Galop tooke the testimonie 
of Jogn benet tusday 29. thursday 31. 

The ninth month is november .30. days friday the 
first the fifth tusday Clement said his mare was prest 
for to goe to Bostowne & saterday the 23 I came 
whome and thursday the .28. there was a Towne 
meeting So new Choyce of Townesmen & othe(r) of- 
ficers at mr smiths was this meeting 

sabath day the 10th of november 1661 Walter 
palmer departed this world. 



48 



1661 



The 6th of December it was agreed by the Com- 
missinors at Cheesbroughs that the 12th day at shas 
the oath of fidelitie should be tendered to all that 
would tak it & mr stanton consented. 

The tenth month is desember .31. days sabath day 
the first ttmrsday the fiffe we had a Towne meeting at 
Cheesbroughs sabath day the .8. the 10th day we 
agreed at shas to build a mill at Cheesbroughs the 
12th day being Thursday John & his wife and childe 
was to goe away sabath day 15. the 18 & 19. day we 
made bridges the .17 day we killed our swine The 
sabath day .22. the 23. we were at mothers to see mr 
Brigden sabath day 29. the 30 we had our Catell to 
tagwouncke tusday the 31. 

The eleventh month is Januarie .31. days wensday 
the first the 2 day I was at poquatucke the 3 day I 
clove shingell & wensday the .8. the .9. day I & my 
wife was to see mr Brigden the 10 day it snowed 
wensday tho 15. the snow was all of the ground the 
.13. day being monday we fetched sam & hanah ther 
heighfer from Arons & wensday the 22. mr Brigden 
was at poquatucke Thomas & Joseph was at new 
london The .26. day I was at new norwitch I came 
whome lame wensday 29. Ephraim & Joseph went 
(to) tagwouncke friday the 31. we had out Catell all 
whome. 



49 



1661-62 



The twelvth month is februarie .28. days satterday 
the first and the yeare .1661. and the second yeare 
after the leape yeare thursday .6 day I reekned with 
John mors and satterday I was at poquatucke at mr 
Stantons my wife mother & Brother Elihu being the 
.8. day & saterday the 15. Josepth swimed for the 
Canoow and Clement was looking the mares I was 
threshing of wheate & saterday the .22. we treshed 
the gray pease. 5 peekes I was verie lame in my back 
the 20th day John mores was taken by the Constabel 
there was a Courte the 25 and 26. at shas being tues- 
day and wensday: friday 20. I was verie ill our sister 
hanah was very weake Clement was at the westward. 

The first monteh march & hath 31 days saterday 
the first & is the third : yeare after the leape yeare 
and the yeare 1662. monday the .3 day I and Joseph 
was looking mares at poquatucke 4 days tusday 
Thomas was at new London friday the 7th goodman 
starts Indean came to him saterday the .8 tusday the 
11th we made an end of framing at starts our whit 
calvfe died saterday the 15 I was ill in my head the 
16. day I tooke phisicke the 19 day was a towne 
meeting about mr Brigdon and satterday the 22. the 
23 I began to mend & satterday .29. monday the 
.31. Thomas was looking the mares at Naraganset 8l 
his Coult was brought whome. 



50 



1662 



The second monteh is Aprill & hath 30. tusday the 
first wensday the .2. Samuell & hanah heighfer went 
to the majors Hand Tusday the 8th Thomas first fell 
si eke at narraganset as he was looking the mares The 
.12 day satterday I begun to sow pease & Tusday 
the 15. I sowed peas thursday I went to narraganset 
being the 17 day satterday the 19. Thomas departed 
(this life.) sabath being .20 he buried The 22. tus- 
day I came whome & brought the mare & Coult & 
Tusday the .29. I sowed oates my wheat was sowed 
& wensday the 30. The .24th. of this month mr 
Brigden departed this life. 

The third moneth is may & hath 31 days thursday 
the first I planted Indean Corne The Charge of the 
yeare past 1661 this day cast up corns to 101-00-00 
besides the diet of the family The .6. day we lost a 
Coult The .7. day we made an end of plowing Thurs- 
day the .8. & thursday the .15 I was at Stratford 
thursday the .22. I came whome friday the .23. we 
planted againe what was pulled up : & thursday 29. I 
was at new london and brought the Chest & boxes & 
glass So nails saterday 31 I was at goodman chees- 
broughs. 

The 24th of June 1662. I was at warweek for the 
mare shee cost me 3-8-0 

The fourth moneth is Jun & hath 30 days sabath 



51 



1662 



day the first we had all our kids killed mono 1 ay ye 
second I received 2 letters from my Cousin "William 
sabath day the .8. I was at norrig (Norwich). 
Ephraim was sicke the 13 day I saw hartleys house 
Raised & sabath day the 15 I was at new london mr 
Tinker wensday the 18th we had made an end of 
hilling friday the 20th I took up the childrens lega- 
cies I never saw the will of my fBather palmer till 
then sabath day 22. the 25 I came whome with the 
mare sabath day the 29th monday the 30 the 27 
being friday we had acount for dartes indearis. 

The fifth moneth is July So hath 31. days tusday 
the first So saterday the 5 we had made a .11. loads 
of hay at Tagwouncke we then saw So heard of all 
the mares but the litel blacke mare Tusday the .8. 
I went to Caring of hay at the farms friday the 11th. 
we fenced the .3. Reecks So it rained So Tusday ye 15 
I cut peas So yt day the Calfe was taken ill as the 
Indean was keeping it wensday night he died So Tus- 
day the 22 we were at shas to meet with holsie The 
23 we sowed turneps The 29. was tusday we begun 
to reape I went to goodman Cheesbrough about mr 
Chance thursday 31. 

The sixt moneth is August & hath 31. days friday 
the first So friday the 8 we got our fouerth Reeke of 
hay togeather at Tagwounke & friday the 15. mr 



52 



1662 



Chancy came to Towne : The wensday before Rogers 
spake to the Church The 20th day being wensday I 
& my wife both dreamed : we made an end of hay 
makeing friday 22 I was taken ill in my shoulders as 
I was gathering 2 trees of apples The 25th Sarah was 
at Smiths Tusday 26. I was at Narraganset for witnes 
about the mares friday 29 mr Chancy was heare 
sabath day the last mo 

The seventh moneth is September & hath 30. days 
Monday the first I was to set forth to the Commish- 
onors Courte at Bostowne The 20th day I came 
whome & the 22 I was at New London Clement & 
ffrancis willie was made Monday 29 & michelmus day 
it Rained we wer gathering of Corne & tusday the 
30. we wer all (at) the Towne at Captan denisons at 
a feast. 

The eight moneth is October & hath 31 days wens- 
day the first The 2 day we made an End of gathering 
of Indean Corne and wensday the .8. we came from 
shammatucke thursday the .9th we fetched 24 bushell 
2-1 of Coren from soonamoten wensday the 15 I was at 
new london and had the horse shew set tusday 21 we 
got clab board mr stanton showed me the Rate from 
Coneticut wensday 22 the Towne met about the dam 
& wensday .29. a day of Thanksgiving at new london 



53 



1662 



friday 31. I was at my mothers & we found Clements 
mare. 

The ninth moneth is november & hath 30. days 
saterday the first ye .6. day I came from Rehobothe 
7 day we met and it was discovered yt ye warant 
from Coneticut was left upon file on the bay saterday 
the .8. it was wet & satterday 15 I was at new london 
about the Irons & saterday 22 I was prparing to goe 
to bostowne with Clement we killed our swine the 
same day wensday .26. Clemet was married & I was 
taken ill in my backe & saterday the 29 & sabath 
day the 30 my wife was at new london. The 19 day 
mr Stantons Two daghters was married. 

The tenth moneth is december & hath 31. days 
Monday the first I was still ill in my backe the celler 
was on fier Elisha went to the smiths for mill Irons 
the second Joseph carried the mucke out of the Calves 
yard The 8 day we had new Choice of officers I was 
left free it was agreed that ever after the Eletion 
should be on the first Tusday in December and mon- 
day the 15. I made an end of the winter hemp 
Ephraim was at Averies and monday 22 we made an 
end of fething of 20 load of wood monday 29. we had 
a meeting to read the Coneticut writings John Colver 
had turnips wensday 31 The 30 we had a courte and 
I was tried 



54 



1662 



The eleventh moneth is Jaimarie & hath 31. days 
thursday the first we drove up the Catel to the farme 
The second day I went to Elderkins the 5 day I and 
my wife came whome the 6 day we had a lambe 
Thursday the 8. the 4th snow The 15 day thursday 
Clement was heare we had .4. pigs of burrows ye 16 
day Cold Thursday 22. There was .6. snows fallen 
The .21. day moosucke was sent to The bay we had 8 
lambs ye .26. day Clements Red Calfe came: Thurs- 
day 29. there fell the ninth snow satterday the 31. 

The 14th of februarie being satterday moosack 
came from the bay: & valentines day. 

The twelfth moneth is february and hath .28. days 
sabath day the first and is the yeare 1662. and the 
third yeare after the leape yeare and from the Crea- 
tion the yeare .5611. monday the .2. it snowed wens- 
day ffourth it snowed & saterday 7th it was the 
12 snow and sabath day the .8. the 10th day it 
snowed & I was ill wensday the .11th Christopher 
was mending the harnes and sabath day the .15 there 
fell the 14th snow the 16th day Ephraim went to new 
london with the axe and sabath day the 22 monday 
23. the .15 snow fell william was heare & 25 the 
greate storme was 

This present writting witnesseth that I Nehemiah 



55 



1662-63 



Roice shewmaker of new london doo heareby ingage 
to supplie with shews Thomas Minor and his familie 
for this yeare next insuing the date heare of as 
foloweth begining at the first of march next till. 
.1663. the first of march t viz: shews of nins at four 
shillings six pence levens at five shillings six pence 
twelves at six shillings and 13 teens at six and six 
pence if plaine or wooden heels also I Thomas Minor 
doe heare by ingage to pay for all my shews in pease 
or Indean Coren 3s p bushell wheate at 4s p bushell 
buter & good murchatabell Cheese at 6d p pound if 
the cheese be all new milke if not at five pence p 
pound as witnes our hands this 20th of februarie 
1661. Thomas Minor. 

Neihemijan Royse. 

The 23. of februarie being tusday 1663 the third 
meeting of the Towne when they drew lots and 
granted Twentie lots of an hundred ackers appece. 
I an my sons had none and Tusday the first of march 
.64. the .4 meeting John Gallop was Chosen Towns- 
man and The Captain left out as I was tould. 

The 26. of november 1662. being wensday Clement 
& Ffrancis wer married. 

The .19. of Januarie .1663. being Tusday Clements 
Daughter Marie was Borne at nayantick. 



1662-63-67-72 

56 



The Last of november .1672. Clements Daughter 
Ann was borne. 

The 6th day of December .1672. his wife ffrancis 
Departed this Life. 

The .27. of October .1662. I had ffrom the Indeans 
three score and seventeen bushells of Corne that was 
our halfe of what they planted that yeare. 

The 16. of februarie 1663. John Benit died and 
was Buried the 18 day. 

The first of Januarie 1663 four Cattell was Driven 
to the farme the 24. of februarie being wensday The 
Cattell came whome. 

The 29. of July 1667 Mr noyce and I Reckned and 
he was to have the Cow I had of Williams and I was 
to pay his passages this yeare at Carie lathams for 
his 3-18-1-2-1 and all things between us were even. 

Thomas Minor. 

The first month is march and hath 31. days sabath 
day the first and is the year 1663 and from the Crea- 
tion the yeare .5612 and leape yeare wensday the 
.4th heare came 4 men John genings shewmaker 
and one Christine they said they came from long 
Island The 7. day being satterday I brought whome 
the Catell from the farme sabath day the .8. the 11th 



57 



1663 



day J oseph paid weldman wheate & sabath day the 
15th. I was at new london monday the .16. Captaine 
moris was heare Christopher begun to weave The 
.18 day we begun to hew timber at the farme sabath 
day (22 23) the marshell Read the instructions and 
Charter and sabath day 29. ye Cooper was at meet- 
ing Tusday .31. I was at mr Brusters monday the 6 
of Aprile 1663 we tooke mr Amos his horse. 

The second month is Aprile & hath 30. days wens- 
day the first a day o£ humiliation at norwich friday 
I came whome and wensday the .8. we sowed pease 
thursday the .9. we grafted 100. trees Tusday we 
sowed the white pease wensday the .15. we sowed oats 
The 16 day being Thursday The Bay mare foiled I 
and my wife was [at nayanticke friday it snowed 
sabath there was no meeting wensday 22. I was at 
the Hand stubing wensday 29 The 30 day we Raised 
the house at Tagwouncke, 

The third month is may & hath .31. days friday 
the first I had my cloaths from Codner the 5 day tus- 
day the mill went mr smith came by: Elderkin went 
whome friday the .8. I made an end of plowing the 
wheate stubell The Captain house was raised. Bphraim 
was at new london with fCrancis and friday the .15 I 
made an end of plowing the 16. we made an end of 
planting Clement was sicke friday the 22 we had 



58 



1663 



Clobborded the sides of house at the f arme and f riday 
29. and Josepth was at seconcke Thomas Slone his 
wife and Jonas palmer was heare sabath day the 31. 

The fourth month is June & hath .30. days mon- 
day the first it was wet and monday the .8. I fetched 
bees from burrows our backe at the farme was made 
monday the 15. wee weeded the Coren The 16 day I 
was with Comstock for my pitch forks the 19 day I 
lent goodman stricklen one bushell of corne and 
goodman williams monday 22. the Captain was com 
whome I weeded the hops Joseph was to End mr 
Richersons house my wife was sicke saterday 28 I 
went to Coneticut monday 29. tusday 30 I was at mr 
willis & Deacon parke met me at mr stons house 

The fifte month is July & hath .31. days wensday 
the first monday the 6th I came whome from Coneti- 
cut Captaine morrice was a prisnor at Arons wensday 
the .8. Samuell Cheesbrough brought The Execution 
and the 14 day I was with Thomas Bell wensday the 
15 The 16. day was the Training The sabath day 19. 
mr fflecher taught and the 20 day we caried a way 
the 4. rams The 21 I recived a leter by soonaj 
mooten from John our sister hanah was heare and 
wensday 22. The 23 I sowed the Turnops monday 27 
The cart went to the farme to cary hay I begun to 
cut pease tusday 28 I carried butter to Weldman a 



59 



1663 



cheese to culver and wensday 29. friday 31. at night 
the Thunder like a gun. 

The sixth month is Agust & have .31. days satter- 
day the first I made an end of curing of pease Thurs- 
day the .6. we had in all the pease and sowed turnops 
satterday the .8. we had a greate deliverance from 
fier we sowed Turnops and satterday the 15. the 16. 
goodman Cheesbrough Desired The inhabitants to 
meet for the setling of the ministrie and other things: 
wee had .700 sheaves of wheate .13 score without the 
Barne Ephraim was at new london the 15. 16. & 17 
days & satterday 22. I was looking the horse monday 
24. I was looking the horse sha sent for the Bwe and 
satterday 29. monday 31. I went to mill and my wife 
was at gallops the ,2. maids were naked. 

The seventh monteh is September and hath .30. 
days Tusday the first it rained The second day I came 
from nor wig Tusday the .8. mr ffletcher was heare 
monday the 14 we found our Calfes Tusday the 15. 
mother was heare the old (wo)man marie tincker the 
major had been at Cheesbroughs The 21. 1 made sider 
Tusday 22. and Tusday the 29 and mickelmas day 
There was a meeting about mr fflecher and to heare 
the news from the Commissinors wensday the 30. 

The eight moneth is October & have .31. days 
Thursday the first Thursday the .8. I was at the 



60 



1663 



generall Court Thursday the 15 I came whome The 
same day Aron starts Childe died & Thursday .22. 
Clement was heare The meeting was tusday when 
mupquatance was given to The ministry for ever 27 
day being Tusday I found the Roane mare and shee 
had lost her Coalt & Wednesday 28 was a day of 
thanksgiving Thursday 29 satterday thirtie one 31. 

The ninth monteh is november & have .30. days 
sabath day the first monday the 2 we run the west 
bound of new london sabath day the 8. thursday the 
12 we sould the mill sabath day the 15 Mr savage 
taught my Brother John was heare and sabath day the 
22 it snowed we had no meeting 24 I diged parsneps 
The 28 we fetched pals sabath day 29. 1 came whome 
and we had no Exersies till Two or Three o'clocke 
Mr Stanton pformed Dutie Monday the 30 

The tenth monteh is December & have .31. days 
Tusday the first there should have been a new Choice 
of all officers in the Towne Tusday The .8. Agedouset 
was at mr Tinkers and Tusday 15 I had my horse 
shewed at Badcoks the 19 day I ftcthed the Cowes 
back sabath day the 20. we had no meeting Tusday 
22 we made an End of Cuting wood The Cow that 
was hanahs calved Ephraim had 2 bushells of wheate 
of mother Thursday the 25 and Christmas day Tus- 
day 29 thursday 31. I was at naraganset. 



61 



1663-64 



The leventh monteh is Januarie & have .31. days 
friday the first & saterday the .2.1 came whome from 
Naraganset friday the 8 we wer com from Clements 
the greate snow fell monday the 4 day Thomas stanton 
was taken prissnor & we had no meeting in three 
sabaths before friday the 15. I begun the thresh 
wheate & friday the 22 I was Threshing peas our 
Sister hanah was heare we tooke up the hogshead of 
Appels friday the 29. I made an end of Threshing 
whit peas we had 14 bushels & friday the 16 Clements 
Daughter was Borne 

The Twelvth month is februarie & have Twentie 
and nine 29 days & is leape yeare monday the 
first day & is the years 1663 and from the Creation 
.5612 The second day Tusday the .2. mr stanton was 
heare to have me to help on the sabath day I was 
threshing gray peas it was candelmas day monday .8. 
tusday the towne meeting I had threshing of oates 
wensday the .10. goodman gallop laid out the bounds 
between the major and me and monday the 15. I 
made an end of threshing wheate tusday 16 masaseth 
was heare John Benit died and was buried the .18. 
day monday 22 and monday 29. we agreed for The 
wal to be made. 

The first month is march & hath 31 days Tusday 
the first and is the yeare 1664 and the first yeare after 



62 



1664 



the leape yeare and from the Creation .5613. The day 
of purgation and Tusday the ,8. a day of humiliation 
at new london and Tusday the .15. The .17 I made 
an end of plowing at Tagwonk & Tusday .22. we and 
moses rendered The bounds at Tagwonckee f riday the 
25. and Caled our lady day sabath day the 27 Oaptaine 
morice marble and lamb lay heare Tusday 29 Thurs- 
day 31. 1664. 

The 8th of Aprill 1664 I received mr Blindmans 
letter 

The second month is Aprill & hath 30 days friday 
the first I begun to sow peas & to plow ould ground 
& was at mill friday the 8. sabath day the 10. 1 was 
at new london my wife was very sicke the 13 day a 
fast publicke at Coneticut friday 15 The orchard was 
planted the 16 the ground at the point was planted 
friday .22. I garned satterday 23. we branded The .3 
Coults The bay mare was wanting 27 manaseth & 
francis Richard Datrs was heere friday the 29 we 
made an End of sowing oats satterday the 30. 

The third month is may & hath 31 days sabath day 
first sabath day the 8. the 11 I wrot my leters for 
England Clement & William nickhols was heare 
Thursday the .12. I found the Roane mares blacke 
Coult and marked it thus J, The 14 day I found the 
Roane mare and a blacke horse Coult and marked it 



63 



1664 



and sabath day the 15 and sabath day 22. 23 & 24 
There was Choice of millitarie officers at new london 
the 26 our horse was upon Cheepachewug The 27 day 
I found the ould mare and her Coult sabath 29 Tusday 
31. morgan and John beebe was heare. 

The fourth month is June & hath 30 days wensday 
the first I ground our last Corne and wheate & wensday 
The .8. I was to goe to Stratford mr plaisted (and) 
ould Cheesbrough was goeing to norig To surrender 
the Towne to Ooneticut & wensday .15. I was at 
stratford The 18 day I had mr Richards leter being 
satterday my Brother william palmer was heare at 
worke aboute the Barne wensday the Tusday 28 we 
raysed the Baren mr noyce was heare wensday 29. 
Thursday 30. 

The fift month July & hath 31 days friday the first 
and friday. the 8 I was at new london for shews and 
friday the 15. Richard dart was heare at worke I sent 
to the Iron works and to john by Secoggisbus squa my 
sone were mowing at the farme monday the 18. day I 
delivered gentill to philips in 5-5-0 & friday 22. I 
fecthed the 40 sheaves of oats in The 26 I sowed 
Turneps in the pease ground The 30 day being sater- 
day we ended our hay at The farme sabath day 31. 

The sixt month is Agust & hath 31 days monday 
the first and monday the 8. we begun to reap wheat 



64 



1664 



Manaseh came hither the .9. day I saw houghs mare 
and a stone Coult with her the .10. day Benit brought 
the bay mare the .12. day friday we had cut our wheat 
there was .1200. sheaves monday the 15 & Thursday 
the 18. we had all our wheat and oats togeather we 
had 460 sheeves of oats monday .22. 23. we had a 
court car was summoned 29 monday I gathered apels 
30 day tusday another court warned wensday 31. 

The seventh month is September & hath 30 days 
Thursday the first Clement was here Thursday I rode 
with nathienall being the 8th day mr noise came and 
his Brother the 12th day we wer at new london to pay 
dart Thursday .15. I had gathered .120. bushells of 
apels and pounded .6. barels of sider Thursday 22. we 
had gathered all our Corne in the plaine we had our 
Cows and Calves into the filde our Towne meets Thurs- 
day 29. and michelmas day friday the 30 The 24 day 
Cap denison mried 

The eight month is October & hath 31 days satter- 
day the first and satterday the .8. John and his wife 
and Clement and his wife was heare the 14 day John 
and his wife and Children went away it was a storme 
at night saterday the 15. friday the 28. I came from 
Bostowne monday the 31. I sent Eight bushells of 
Corne to Cary by pyatungus 

The ninth month november & hath 30 days tusday 



65 



1664 



the first and Tusday the .8.1 was at london paid John 
keeny received a letter from John The .9. day we 
planted tree and Tusday the .15. I went to mohegon 
and Thursday 17. we brought the boardlogs Tusday 
22. we begune to Clobboard the baren and Tusday 29 
we came from norridge then we carried hanah then 
fell the second snow wensday the 30th and a day of 
thanksgiving. 

The tenth month is December 31 days Thursday the 
first & Thursday the .8. we saw the Biasing star mr 
ward & Ensinge Averie was heare and Thursday 15. 
and the 12th day being monday Joh(n) galop and 
John Kar & Joh(n) Ascrut fought and Tusday the 
20th Mr ward (&) mr Savage Returned to Bostowne 
and Thursday 22. friday 23. mr dier went forth sabath 
day 25. and Christmas day & Thursday the 29 an 
Extreme could night satterday 31. 

The leventh month is Januarie & hath 31 days 
sabath day the first the 7 day we had our wheate and 
pease and oats into the barnes sabath day the 8. 
Thursday the 12th hanah came whome The 14 day we 
sawed planck sabath the 15. the 16 a towne meeting 
about the lists mr Cheesbrough said The Townes men 
must take them: sabath day 22. & sabath day 29. mr 
noice was sicke The 30. our Catell went to the farme 
tusday the 31. 



66 



1664-65-66 



The Twelvth month is fBebruarie & hath 28 days 
wensday the first & is the first yeare after the leape 
yeare 1664. and from the Creation 5613. the 6 & 7 
day I was at new london and paid picket peas 24 
bushell & -| wensday the 8. & it was wet wensday 15 
I was at mill goodman dart went away the 21 mr noys 
& we had been wt mr ficth wensday 29 the great snow 
fell and Tusday the 28 1 was at mill. 

The 14 day of Aprill 1665 we had sowed six 
bushells of white peas and Two bushells of gray pease 
in the orchard: the 17 day I sowed six bushels of oats 
in the plaine being monday. 

The 20th: of Aprill 1665 our sister Eebecka was 
married mr savage grounded his sloope in the Cove 
The 25. of Aprill 1665 I made an End of sowing of 
wheat in the plaine five bushells & one pecke & one 
bushell of Barlley: 20 bushells one peck all. 

The 21 of november 1666 I begun the yeare with 
Carie latham for fferring for this yeare following. 

This 21 of november 1666 norwich men and Morgan 
was heare to lay out the Indean land at pachag or 
Elsewhere. 

1665 

The first moneth is march & hath 31 days wensday 
the first & is the second yeare after fche leap year & 



67 



1665 



is The yeare of our lord 1665. and is from the creation 
5614. I was warned to a towne meeting the 2 day to 
chuse officers I was at london for malasses and paid 
Richard dart I was informed by Edward ffanings of 
the broyle between Aron & Tho parke and John galop 
wensday The 8. heare should have been a courte and 
wensday 15. I was at naraganset with the Commiss- 
enors & wensday the 22. my horse was pressed sater- 
day 25. So our ladie day wensday the 29. a court was 
to be at poquatucke friday 31 the Commisinors went 
away 

The second moueth is Aprile & hath 30 days sater- 
day the first I saw the Blassing star in the Est about 
the rissing of the day star: my horse was returned and 
satterday the .8. our neighbors came whome from 
warwicke monday the 10th I grafted the 11. 12 So 13 
we sowed pease in the orchard So saterday 15. So 
satterday the 22. I had my horse shewed satterday 
the 29 . our Brother william went away sabath day the 
30. 

The third moneth is may & hath 31 days monday 
the first I received a leter from John: it was our day 
for Choice of deputies for the Court Samuel Chees- 
brough and I was chosen monday the .8. we wer to 
set forth to Coneticut: monday 15 I was at Court 
Thursday I came whome from Coneticut being the 18 



68 



1665 



day monday 22 I set forth for Stratford & put back 
againe the 28 day I came whom from Stratford the 31 
we washed the sheep being wensday. 

The f ouerth moneth is J une & hath 30 days Thurs- 
day the first & this weeke George Tongue was sicke 
at shas & Thursday the .8. Captaine denison was 
heare takeing a view of writings & Thursday the 15 I 
was at mr Stantons house about takeing of Testimonies 
about Captaie Denison and John Car Munday 22. I 
was at the Courte Thursday 29 . ff riday 30 I came from 
the Committe at london. 

The fifte moneth is July & hat 31 days saterday the 
first I made and End of heaving the botoms of the hay 
reeks into the yard satterday the 8 I came from 
Gone tic ut Munday 10, I went to seaconcke & saterday 
15 the 16 day 1 received my Cosin and mr Blindmans 
leters the 17 day Bphraim went to Seabrooke: the 15 
day at night Tubs & Trebee lost car. I granted 2 
warrants to the 2 Constables to search for Car sater- 
day the 29 I had my whit pease in and sowed turneps 
in the orchard monday 31. 

The sixth moneth is August <& hath 31 days Tusday 
the first I sowed Turneps among the squashes the 3 
days being Thursday I came from New london <& my 
wife The 8 day Tusday & Thursday the 10 day we 
had our oats 400 shefes & 50. And fry day the 11 mr 



69 



1665 



winthroup was heare The Three Townsmen mised To 
call a towne meeting and to setell the Indeans at 
Cowshuduke Tusday the 15 and friday the 18 The 
major was heare & good wife sha p ? msed to pay lam 
30 s and tusday 22. the 25 and 26 The Commissonors 
met Tusday 29. I made the 2 barels of sider wensday 
.30 mr stanton was heare. 

The 20th of november 1665 manaseth is to be with 
Thomas Bell for 6. moneth and to have 18 s p moneth 
and his diet: washen and lodging. 

The first of Januarie 1665-66 (I) Branded the 
Coult of the ould mare a mare Coult collered between 
a browne and a blacke on the backe somewhat whitish 
under the bely all white from the Eies downward to 
the very mouth thus .3. The left and fouer white 
feet — a litel about the feter locks, and the Coult of 
my wives white faced mare, a stone Coult a browne 
bay with the left foot behinde white(e) with a litell 
blacke hair on both Sides of the foot between the 
hoofe and the white, both branded thuse in the left 
Buttocke m and a halpeny upon Each Eare 

The last day of november 1665 The generall courtes 
order about horses being branded with a "K" was 
published and much opposed in our Towne by many: 
The 13 day of december being ffriday there was a 
day of humilliation kept at mr Richersons house. 



70 



1665 



The 28 day of november 1665 being Tusday I was 
at shas & he was not at whome & I asked 30 s of shas 
wife and Samuell Cheesbrough was there and for- 
bid shas wife to pay it me and said that he would 
answer it at the Courte & Thomas Stanton Junior 
was A witnes Thursday The 28 day of December 
1665. A Towne meeting the month being out that 
the Court order was published about branding horses 
I desired it might be atended Elisha Cheesbrough 
said it was but my Story there was no order for it, 
John Packer Edward faning was there. 

The seventh moneth is September and hath 30 fri- 
day the first John Car Came to Samuel Cheesbroughs 
house. The Constable also there talked with him the 
6 day I was at mr Stantons, I pressed the apell 
drinke friday the 8th heare was testimonies taken 
Sabath the 10 John Car was seen in our Towne and 
friday 15 I came whome with the sugar I am to pay 
mr noyce 5-11-8 the whole rate is 72-18-9. friday 22 
friday 29. andmickelmus day saterday 30 The 28 day 
of this month we first Trained. 

The eight moneth is October & hath 31 days sabath 
day the first and sabath day we p'fected the towne 
list sabath day the 15 I was at Coneticut sabath day 
22. mr noyce Taught the first after his coming whome 
monday 23. goodwife lewis died and was buried 



71 



1665 



Tusduy 24. 28 day saterday I made an End of press- 
ing sider sabath day 29 Tusday 31. 

The ninth moneth is november & hath 30 days 
wensday the first and wensday the 8th I was at the 
Countie Courte aboute Car and ffithes wife and perks 
and wensday the 15 I was come from the Countie 
Courte and braking of hemp and thursday the 16 I 
made an End of braking & wensday 22. 27 munday 
we killed the Swine goodman lam and I reckned 
Thursday the 30 day we trained the day before was 
a day of thanksgiveing the 28 day I asked 30 s of sha 
and Samuell Cheesbrough was there. 

-The tenth moneth is december and hath 31 days 
friday the first I was at mill The weaver was heare 
the 2 day Eobert bartlet had atachment the 8 day is 
friday The greate Tide that was 3 quarters of a yard 
deep in our Celler Ephraim & Josepth was at the 
farme the 14 day Thursday we had a private training 
friday the 15 day I begune to thresh the 16 day I was 
london friday 22 it was Exceeding Could my wife 
was very sicke monday 25 and Christmas day our 
Sister hanah was heare friday 29. saterday the 30 
sabath day 31 thursday 28 we had a towne meeting 
for rat(e)s 

The eleventh moneth is Januarie & hath 31 days 
munday the first we branded Two Coults hanah went 



72 



1665-66 



to mr dexrisons monday the 8th and thursday the 11 
we had a towne meeting goodman sha received 37 s 
of me as parte of my boat (2) the 13 day saterday 
I made an end of winowing wheate I had 13 bushells 
and monday the 15 we met with mr Noyes monday 
22 it was verie Cold we had 30 bushells of oats the 
25 being thursday I carried corn to mr Richerson 
monday 29 we broched the barell of Sider my wife 
feched malaces at mr Richersons wensday 31. the 30 
day was verie wet 

The twelfth moneth is ffebruarie and hath 28 days 
Thursday the first and the second yeare after the 
leap yeare 1665. So from the Creation 5614 The .6. 
day mr Richardsons house was raised the 7. day a 
great snow fell manaseth was heare agedousets 
daughter was borne under a rocke the .8. day thurs- 
day & monday the 12 we had a towne meeting thurs- 
day 15 — monday the 19 we had a towne meeting 
Thursday 22 badcock lay heare 23. I was at poqua- 
tuck saterday 24 I made an end of Threshing peas 
Tusday 27 we wer to heare the mr richersons maters. 

The first moneth is march So hath 31 days Thurs- 
day the first 1666 So the third from the leape yeare: 
and from the Creation .5615 2 day we had Towne 
meeting for Electtion: our old mare died Thursday 
8 day goodman Averie So morgan & their wives wer 



73 



1666 



heare the day before I was with mr noyce in ye woods 
and Thursday the 15. I was at lams my wheeles came 
from Tagwoncke monday 19 day hanah Averie was 
heare & Captaine denison John Gallop Aron start & 
the Constable I delivered the warrant for the rate 
£18. 3s. Oo at id yt wensday 21 the greate storme 
was Thursday 22. 

Monday the 17 day of June 1667. I Received a 
Cow of williams Son, shee was blacke. 

The second moneth is Aprill & hath 30 days the 
1 day is sabath day The 7 day satterday I came from 
Norrige sabath day the 8. The 11th day wensday The 
macth was made up between Ephraim and hanah 
Averie I gave the 2 horses to Ephraim and Josepth to 
buy Their weding suts sabath day the 15 Sabath day 
22 Ephraim and hanah Averie was put over the 
meeting house dore Saterday 28 I made an end of 
plowing sabath day 29 monday the 30 we had a towne 
meeting. 

The third moneth is may & hath 31 days Tusday 
the first monday 7th I went to Coneticut Tusday the 
8. Thursday the 10 day was the day of Electtion at 
hartford Tusday 15 I was at Coneticut Thursday 17 
I came whome my wife was verie sick: and Tusday 
22. Thursday 24 I and my wife was at Clements mon- 



74 



1666 



day 28 we tooke up the bay mare & Eare marked the 
Roane mares Coult a blacke mare Coult with a star 
on the ffore head 29 day Tusday I received a leter 
from John by deliverance blackman my wife was at 
N. L. J G: H. G thursday the 31. we ar to Traine 
the 2 of June a towne meeting I was not warned to it. 

The fourth moneth is June & hath 30 days friday 
the first wensday the 6 I went upon Sumons to the 
Countie Court saterday the .9. I came whome mon- 
day the 10. we killed the Calfe ifriday the 15. wens- 
day the 20. our Ephraim was maried ffriday .22. fri- 
day 29 I fecthed siths from lams Saterday the 30 the 
majors mare & Coult was heare. 

The fift moneth is July and hath 31 days Sabath day 
the first monday and Tusday the 2 & 3 days we rund 
the Townes bounds Thursday we had a towne meet- 
ing John Gallop and I Changed lots the 6 day we 
run the line from mis tick to poquatuck the major 
was heare Sabath day the 8 & wensday the 11 John 
& manaseth went away sabath day the 15 ffriday the 
20 we had 2. load of hay in: sabath day 22. heare 
came a warant for the deputies sabath day 20 and 
Tusday 31. 

The sixt moneth is Agust and hath 31 days wens- 
day the first my wife was at Clements Thursday the 
second I had in the whit pease and 273 oat sheaves 



75 



1666 



and 305. 578. in all wensday the 8 we had all our 
wheate pease and oats into the Baren and wensday 
the 15 we made one Recke of hay the 16 day we re- 
ceived a leter from my Oosin wensday 22. a verie wet 
weeke ffriday our Children went to see Clement wens- 
day 29. we made the second Reeke ffiriday 31. The 
27 Mr noyce went to the bay. 

The seventh moneth is September & hath .30. day 
saterday the first Tusday I went to the bay being the 
4 day Saterday the 8 day I was at Bostowne saterday 
the 15 I was at whome monday we got pales & satter- 
day the 22. we got up pales The 20 day Thursday the 
Countie Courte was at new london Satterday 29. 
sabath day the 30 I was at nowig The first of October 
we did chuse deputies mr stanton was Chosen Sergant 
of the Traine band. 

The eight moneth is October & hath 31 days monday 
the first the 2 day we was at new london the 3 & 4 
day we made The list the 6 day I was wt lam but 
could not have my horse shewed monday The 8 & 
monday the 15 I brought up stakes for the sheep 
house the 16 day I had my horse shewed monday the 
22 and sabath day the 28 mr noyce Taught after he 
came from The bay monday 29. I paid sha 2 bushells 
of Indean corne for philip tabor & made Even with 
sha Tusday 30 I made an end of all sider wensday 31 



76 



1666 



& day of Thanksgiving saterday 27 The Rams wer 
brought whome. 

November is the ninth moneth & hat 30 days 
Thursday the first I was bound to Seaconck with the 
whit horse ffriday the 2d I delivered the horse to old 
Pains' wife at his house before mr william lord & 
daniell Smith the 3d I came home the 5 day we had 
A Towne meeting Thursday the 8 1 was at new london 
the 9th day I was at mr Stantons about The list 
the 10th mr Richerson was heare for to See his list 
Thursday the 15. my wife was goeing to new london 
& came backe againe the 21 day I came from new 
london Thursday 22 the 30 day fell the snow it was 
ffriday. 

The tenth moneth is december & hath 31 days 
Saterday the first The .6. day Sir Robert Car was at 
poquatuc I left my Commission with him the .5. day 
we Confirmed the agreement with mr noyce and 
signed it satterday the 8 day Thursday the 13 day mr 
Richerson came to my house to swear Aron Start 
Saterday the 15. monday the 17 day fell the Second 
snow & great Storme Saterday 22. the 3d snow 
Tusday 25 day & Xmas day wensday the 26. we met 
at the Captaines & Satterday .29. I made an End 
Threshing wheate monday the last of december I was 
at new london. I had 24£ of sugar of morgan. 



77 



1666 



The leventh moneth is Januarie & hath 31 days 
Tusday the first wensday the .2. it snowed the 3d 
great Snow Clement was heare Tusday the 8 we wer 
at Tagwoncke the 9 day the meeting at mr Richer- 
sons Tusday 15 I was at Tagwonck Josepth cut his, 
finger the meeting at wheelers & Saterday the 19. 
the 4 great snow I was at the Captaines & Tusday 
22. 23 day 5 a greate snow storme I made an end of 
our hemp we had the cubed horse in hand the 26 day 
the .6. snow the 25 we wer all at Tagwonck I begun 
threshing oats Tusday 29. Thursday 31. Ephraims 
wife was sicke. 

The Twelfth moneth is februarie & hath 28. days 
friday the first Satterday the Second day & Candel- 
mas day I made an End of Threshing of oats sabath 
day I w^as not at meeting Tusday the .5. the meeting 
is at my house: and ffriday the 8 I was at poquatuck 
mill upon the Ice : friday 15. we had 44. bushells of 
oats I was at meshuntucks with John denison sater- 
day the 16. I begun the reek Witer brought the 
canoow: monday 18 day agedouhet Toald us that the 
Ketle was stolne as he heard: ffriday the 22. Sabath 
24. the meeting was at mr Richersons monday 25. 
hanah cow calved it was very wet: this winter was 
much snow much deare was killed Tusday 26. day 
the meeting was at the Captains Thursday the 28. 



78 



1667 



I was not well: the ffirst f aier day we had in iO weeks 
Hermon garet (blurred) flagon. 

The first month is march & hath 81 dayes & Fri- 
day the first and is the yeare .1667. and from the 
Creation .5616. & leap yeare: and The .19th yeare of 
the reinge of our lord sovereing King Charles the 
Secone: The 3 day and 4th we wer at new london the 
8 day we wer at ffanings wensday the 13. the last 
meeting at mr Richerdsons The 14 ffell a great snow, 
ffriday the 15. ffriday 22. mr palmer & I agreed ffor 
a barellof mallaces ffriday ye 29. our 4th Cow Calved 
I made even with mr picket & Received a barell of 
mallasses of mr palmer the 30 day I came whome it 
was verie wet Sabath day 31. 27 mr Bruster was 
heare 

The second month is Aprill & hath 30 dayes mon- 
day the first monday the .8. I begun to plow in the 
plaine & sow peas my wife was at poquanuck The 
man was beaten at Tagwonck our black Cow Calved: 
The 13 day I made an End of Sowing The Same day 
the man was beaten mr denison was at my house and 
p 7 pred the list. Ephraim was heare monday the .15. 
I ^umeged the boxes The 19 day the Magestates was 
at shas monday 22. mr denison his ffamilie was heare 
The Captain was bound to the peace the 27 day being 
Saterday I made an end of drawing Stons for the 



79 



1667 



seller: monday 29. we had a to wne meeting to clause 
depu(t)ies tusday 30 

The third month is may & hath 31 days & wensday 
the first my wife was hurt with the horse by the pond 
The .6. day I was takeing The black mare with 
nathaniell lewis & wensday the 8. the 13 day I 
made an end of fenceing at the Creeke the 15 day 
wensday I & manaseth was in the woods 22 was 
wensday: I begun to wall the Seller saterday 25 day 
I made an End of laying the greate peeces of the 
Seller & I was with goodman Cheesbrough the 
same day Ephraim his daughter died and was Buried 
the 26 day & wensday 29. James measured 26 pole 
of wall and had Three pound &- 1-10-0 the Same day 
I begun to cleave pales for the Oeller: friday 31. 

The ffouerth month is June and hath .30 days & 
saterday the first I brought pales for the new seller 
Saterday the 8. I tfetched Stones for the way into ye 
new seller ffriday the 14. brother Avery was heare 
saterday the .15. I was at lams with .10. pound of 
wool and satterday The 22 we begun to mow Jane 
Tould me of the Indean that was hanged: The 28 
day being ffriday I set forth for Seconck with the 
Roane horse: The 27 day of this month my land at 
mooapeatke was laid out by James Averie and James 
morgan Sabath day the 30 I was at Seconck 



80 



1667 



The ffifte month is July & hath .31. days & monday 
the first Tusday the 2 day I came from Seconek my 
wife and hanah was at new london and monday the 8 
day I and my wife and Josepth was at Averies the 
10 day I sould Josepth his horse to mr Bull the 12 
day I was at george geares and the 15 day being 
monday and monday The .22. and vogie wet weather 
saterday the .20 day I was at Crandals mill wensday 
night 24th the great land fflood & monday 29 the 30 
day tusday mr noyce received the Cow: and wensday 
the 31. I sowed turneps 

The sixt month is Agust & hath 31. days and 
Thursday the first popiamut begun & wensday the .7, 
I was at mr Stantons as I went to Grand alls & Thurs- 
day the .8. day saterday the 10. the ship was at 
ffishers Hand: monday morning the .12. day was the 
larum the Same day Brother Averie and sister was 
heare and at tagwoncke: Tusday I was at lams: I had 
10 loads of hay in the barne Thursday the .15. it was 
voted at the Towne meeting that all the ffeneed un- 
broken lands should be listed at .5 s p: acker Thurs- 
day 22. The 2. shirts wer stolen 23. I made a reeck 
of hay 24. I made .2. barels of sider Thursday 29. 
10 M was heare lefftenant averie saterday 31. 

The seventh month is September and hath 30. dayes 
& sabath day the first and sabath day the .8. we wer 



81 



1667 



at norwhich: tusday the .10 we laid out the Indeans 
land morgan was with us The .12. day we viewed the 
Armes: & sabath day the 15. we wer at norwhich the 
Commissionors wer there the 18. day mr denison 
somonsd me to give Evidence at his house about an 
horse sabath 'day 22 monday 23 we prised mr noyce 
his Catell 24. brother Averie took the sheep the 28 
day we was for the pres at quanandap sabath day 29. 

my Estate to the Contrie list 170-10-00 

The Eight month is October So hath .31. dayes and 
Tusday the first Tusday the 8 I went to Coneticut 
with mr stanton saterday the 19. I came whome Tus- 
day 22. I went to Bostowne mr Bowster and with 
Catell that night we lay at willsons at the lead mines: 
it was the great e Thunder that killed 3 swine and a 
Calfe at narraganset Thursday morning between 
(harrise) and (Providence) I found A Ratten The 
monday after Captaine olliver gave me a leading rake 

The ninth month is november & hath .30. days 
and ffriday the first I came whome from Bostowne 
Thursday the 7. day we made an End of earring of 
muck ffriday the 8 day The 7 day Thurday my wife 
fell of her mare and hurt her selfe verie much Tus- 
day the 12 I went to mr Bewsters ffriday the 15 the 
first snow fell I came whome from laying out land 



82 



1667 



Clement was heare ffriday 22 monday we met about 
the mill I caried a bushell of Corne to badcoks for 
willson the 27 I sowed hemp being wensday saterday 
the 30. 

The tenth month is december and hath .31. days 
sabath day the first wensday the 4th it snowed the 
4th snow saterday the 7th gerson & his wife was 
heare sabath day the 8. and 9 day we Killed the swine 
The 10 day we mended the Chimbly the 11 day it was 
wet sabath day the 15. the .17. day I was at new 
london ffor Sugar The 20 & 21. days we made the 
orchard hedge sabath day 22. The 28 day I borowed 
five bushels of Indean Corne of mr picket I sent a 
leter to barbades by Simon grover sabath day 29 
Tusday 31. 

The leventh month is Januarie & hath .31. dayes 
and wensday the first I fecthed whome the bay mare 
a littel white spot on the forehead & one white ffoot 
and a white streake crost the top of the nose from 
nostrill to nostrill the 3 day manaseth fecthed his Cow: 
the six day the seller fell downe wensday the Eight I 
broke my ax the 9 day A Towne meeting the 14 day 
W(e) made mr noyce his rate wensday the 15. John 
badcoke brought Two paier of shews we had 2 lams 
wensday the 22 mr noyce was heare and had the Rate 
delivered the 21 day moser and hanah huet was with 



83 



1667-68 



mr noyee wensday the 29 ffriday manaseth land was 
laid out 31 day. 

The twelfth month is ffebruarie & hath .29. dayes: 
this ends the leap yeare and satterday the ffirst mon- 
day the 3 day I was with the Captaine saterday the 
.8. day it was wet and the 11 and 12 days we had a 
towne meeting satterday the 15 I begun to prune my 
Trees it was wet the week following I pruned Trees 
and saterday the 22. Tusday 25. I paid mr picket mr 
palmer and Joshua Raymond and sould The Tanner 
19 shilling worth of oyle: Thursday 27 day 1 made an 
end of pruning of Trees Tho 26 day we saw the blase 
28 I was to go to badcocks saterday 29. 

The ffirst month is march & hath .31. d: sabath 
day the first and in the first after the leap yeare and 
from the Creation .5617. and the yeare .1668. and 
the 20th yeare of the reinge of our lord King Charels 
the second the .6. day Thomas Tracie and leaffing- 
well was heare the .7. dai I branded .2. Coults I 
sowed hemp & pease in the orchard sabath day the 
.8. day: sabath day the 15. The 13. I was at mr 
palmes I had A barell of mallases wensday the 18. 
we made an End between Jossepth & Marie Averie 
monday the 30 day I fdecthed my wifes mare and 26. 
day Thursday we trained fry day .31. 

The second moneth is Aprile and hath 30 days* 



84 



1668 



wensday the ffirst we sowed pease in the plaine & 
wheate: the 7. day we had a towne meeting wensday 
the .8 I gardned the .9 day I mended the Brige & 
was at Tagwoncke The 14. day it snowed and the 15 
day being wensday ye 16 day we plowed ffior sega- 
moot in the plaine The 20 day mr Brewster and mr 
star was heare I marked the red mares Coalt wens- 
day the .22. I sowed fflax the 23 I was withmr noyce 
to pay him it was wet. 

The 29 of Agust mr noyce taught and the third 
day of October not since till 1667 

The third moneth is may and hath .31. days ffri- 
day the first Thursday I was at black hall John came 
hither ffriday the 8. the .11. day I was at norig and 
burnt my bill: the 12. day John went Away I was to 
goe to the Court the 14 day was the Electun ffriday 
the 15 The 17 day I was sicke the 22 I was at Courte 
the being ffriday monday 25 I came whome the 30 
day I paid thee firkin of buter to badcok sabath 
day 31. 

The 22 of June 1668 Ephraim his son was borne. 

The fouerth moneth is June and hath .30. days 
monday the ffirst: The .4. I came from new london 
the same day I received .3 letters ffrom bristoll & 
monday the 8 I was caring wood the tenth 1 was 



85 



1668 



lookeing horses Monday the .15 hanah went to Tag- 
wonck The same day was a towne meeting to druse 
a Constable Thomas wheeler was Chosen my lot 
drawne and the 18 day we ended all about our ffarmes 
agedowset his five ackers laid out and he and I ex- 
changed monday 22. the 23 day I was branding 
horses 24 day my wife came whome sicke ffrom Tag- 
wouncke monday 29 I had mowed most of my orchard 
Tusday the 30 1 was to go to New london we Killed 
the catle. 

July is the fift moneth and hath .31. days wensday 
the first Thursday mr hill was maried the second day 
wensday the 8. I was at Crandals mill ffriday the .10. 
we had our ffloore laid I had ffouer loads and halfe of 
hay in the baren wee wer (sentence unfinished; Tus- 
day the 14 Cap denison nehemiah palmer & Tho 
minor was Chosen to make the Contrie Rate and lists 
the 15 day we made the Contrie Rate being wens- 
day the 17 day I was at pocatuck the 20 day mon- 
day Josepth had Twentie six shillings of wamppum 
and wensday the 22. 23 I had 2 load of pease inta 
the barne the .25 day saterday we had all our oates & 
pease into the barne Rachell mason was heare wens- 
day 29. Tho bell came to worke my wheat came all 
downe ffriday 31 1 was at badcoks 

The sixt moneth is Agust and hath .31. days sat- 



86 



1668 



terday the ffirst we tooke all our fflag out of the 
water the ffif te day wensday I was at Crandals mill 
saterday the .8. Crandall and his wife was heare we 
had Ten load of hay whome monday 10 day I went to 
bostowne with the oxen saterday the 15 monday the 
17 I came whom from bostowne and saterday 22 I 
ffecthed the litel Reeck with the .2. steer: and The 
.27. we had ale our hay whome .28. we gathered 
aples saterday .29. 1 writ letters to Bristol! monday 
31. 

The seventh moneth is September and hath .30. 
days Tusday the ffirst saterday the .5. we set up the 
place for to put corn in monday the 7 we gathered 
hops Tusday the 8 Thomas perke was heare The 11 
I was at new london monday the 14 the Towne meet- 
ing about parkers land Tusday the 15. the 17 day I 
was at the Courte saterday I came whome Tusday 
.22. the Jurie was discharged Thursday the 24 was 
our Traing day: .36. was ffined when we came to the 
Top of the greate hill we met Thomas perk and his 
sonn Thomas perk and Robert holmes it Rained and 
wensday the 30 we made an End of earring of indean 
corne 

The Eight moneth is October and hath .31. days 
Thursday the ffirst the secon day wee chose deputees 
p'fected our list: mr Richerdson discovered Captaine 



87 



1668 



gookin his horse the .8. day John his wife and 
Children was heare my wife and I was at london and 
let the Catele to John keny Thursday the .15 ffriday 
the 16 John & the Rest went away The 7 day of this 
moneth John ffish was hurt and Thursday The 22. I 
made an End of Shuflin in the yard the .18 day mr 
Thorneton Taught heare thursday .29. we wer to 
traine 

The ninth moneth is november and hath .30. days 
and sabath day the ffirst The 4 day we delivered the 
mares to nathaniell Cooper sabath day the .8. mr 
noyce came whome the 9 day I sent to John and 
sabath day the 15 the 16 day we broke our wheel 
Caring muck the 17 day we gathered Turneps we had 
bushels wensday the 18 was A day of Thanksgiving 
sabath day 22 the high Tide was sabath 29 mr noyce 
apoynted the 30 day of december to be a day of last- 
ing and debate being wensday month and munday 
the 30 day we laid out 300 ackers of land ministrie 

The tenth moneth is december and hath .31. days 
Tusday the ffirst we laid out 200 ackers of land for 
the ministry The third day the .2. snow and Elisha 
Cheesbroughs son was borne the 6 day my wife ffell 
of the mare at the Cart brige the 7 day we looked 
land the 8 day Tusday I was at the Captaines and 
gallops the 15 day tusday the 3. snow I begun to 



88 



1668 



thresh and wensday the 4 snow my sons went to new 
london Tusday the .22. I was at new london Thurs- 
day .24. I arested shumatuck 26 day williams was 
heare 

The 16 day of November 1669 Thomas park Junior 
fBetched a barell of sider and one bushell of apples 
that was the Just sume ffor the house building 

The leventh moneth is Januarie and hath .31. days 
ffriday the ffirst and ffriday the eight I tooke up my 
bay horse The 13 day mr noyce Captaine and his wife 
was heare the 14 day Ephraim and marie was heare 
and ffecthed wood the ffifteen ffriday The 20 day 
wensday The meeting was at our house ffriday 22 
The snow melted all away the 23 day we fEecthed 
wood ffriday the 29 and sabath the .31. 

The 25 day oi: fftsbruarie .1668. there was due to 
me Thirteen shillings from Thomas bell. 

The Twelvth moneth is ffebruary & hath .28. days 
monday the ffirst: this is the yeare of our lord god 
.1668. from the Creation .5617. and the first after 
the leap yeare: and The .20th yeare of the Eeinge of 
king Charles the second the .2. day a towne meeting 
about mr Richarson building upon marshall wights 
land the same day I was Chosen Towne Treasurer the 
third day I was at london and paid the marshall the 8 



89 



1668-69 



day monday we wer laing out an acker of land at 
beaporton the ninth day we sent .4. gallons of oyleto 
goodwife Cheesbrough the 15 day I was with mr 
noyce at london monday 22 the 24 1 was at poquatuck 
with mr noyce The 25 day Thursday mr Richardson 
cried out murther The 27 day I was at new london 
sabath day 28 

The ffirst moneth is march and hath 31. dayes mon- 
day the ffirst and is the yeare .1669. and the second 
from the leap yeare and ffrom the Creation .5618. 
and the .21. yeare of the reing of our lord king 
Charels the second the first day I was with my wife 
at Ephraims the 2 day our towne Constable was 
arested with others ffriday the ffit't day we made the 
Contrie Rate mond(ay) the 8 day mr Richardson 
brought me my almineck the 10 day I ffetched my 
Carte wheels monday .22. it was snow & wiiliams was 
heare the last Cow Claved I read mr damfforts let- 
ter The 31 day wensday the meeting was at my 
house mr stanton goodman wheeler nathaniell Chees- 
brough nehemiah palmer John gallop senior goodman 
serels Josia witerall wer satisfied so to joyne togeather 

The second moneth is Aprile and hath 30 dayes 
Thursday the ffirst manaseh and will begun at the 
ffarme Thursday The .8 we lined the house the .9. we 
Threshed the 10 bushells of Corne Thursday the 15 



90 



1669 



wee met at the meeting house and . 13 or 14 gave in 
their nams to begin a Church and Thursday 22 my 
wife was at Tagwonck Joseph was heare & william 
more I had sowed my wheate saterday the 24 day I 
made an End of soweing in the plaine Thursday The 
29. mr samuell mason Chosen leef tenant ffriday 30 

The Third moneth is may and hath .31. days sater- 
day the ffirst the third day I made an End of plowing 
and sowd hemp and saterday the 8 day and saterday 
the 15 day I was ffecthing of hedging stuff the 16 
day I was Taken lame at the meeting at new london 
saterday 22. I delivered 2 bushelles of Corne to 
Thomas wheeler munday 24 I ffecthed whom the 
Table The 29 day being saterday I set up my gate by 
my house monday 31 

The 30 day of June .1669. I had the A p bation of 
the Church of new london to p'take with the Church 
of norwhich. 

The fouerth moneth is June and hath 30 day tus- 
day the first the 2 day the Court begun that Court I 
maried huntley and marie barens Tusday the .8 day 
I was lookeing Cat ffriday the .11. day Clement and 
his wife and Children was heare we tooke up Cat mon- 
day the 14 day we set fforth ffor Bostowne wensday 
the 16 I sould my horses to page satterday the 19 I 



91 



1669 



<3ame whome Tusday the 22 I had my hay out of the 
orchard Tusday 29. wensday The 30 I was at new 
london and had Testimony ffrom the Church ffor me 
and my wife being owned to be under their watch. 

July is the ffift moneth and hath 31 days Thursday 
the hirst and monday the 5 mr ffich mr Brewster was 
heare monday the 5 Thursday the .8 day and Thurs- 
day the .15. & Thursday .22 I was at Tagwonnck it 
was the day after the marshall did goe away after the 
Examination of ninicrat The 28 day wensday a meet- 
ing of the Select men we had our white pease 

The ,12th. of Agust .1669. being Thursday leef- 
tenant Averie and his wife with parte of his ffamilie 
was heare 

The sixt moneth is August and hath .31. days 
sabath day the ffust the 4th day is wensday we went 
with the govenor That night was the storme sabath 
day the 3. Tusday the 10 day I was at mr palmes 
wensday the .11. the meeting was at the widow 
palmers and sabath day the .15. Thursday The 19 the 
Towne meeting sabath day The 22 Tusday 24 I was at 
badcoks to have my horse shewed and bought ffouer 
Barels of the Cooper ffior a barel of sider The 30th 
day I was at the ffarme and layd out two ackers of 
land to be broken by agedouset there was a meeting 



92 



1669 



at benits house .31. day tusday I gathered hops good- 
wife ffaning was heare with lillie 

The seventh moneth is September and hath .30. 
days the ffirst wensday The meeting was at my house 
sabath day the .5 mr noyce was sicke wensday the 8 
day I was at meshun tucks to agree with the Indeans. 
Robert fflemen was heare at worke wensday the .15. 
there should have been a Courte at new london 
the .16. day being the third Thursday In spetember 
The .19. day Joseph his sonn was borne 22. wensday 
I had a ster I came ffrom mr hills at new london with 
nayls my second ffit with the ffever 

The 12 day of October mr noyce went into the bay 
3d of October he taught 

October is the Eight moneth and hath .31. days 
ffriday the ffirst and ffiriday The .8. we prest Sider the 
9th day samuell was gathering Chestnuts Ephraims 
Sonn was broken The 10th day sabath Master noyce 
was ile and came not to the meeting house ffriday I 
made a end of gathering of apells it was the 15 day 
ffriday 22 the 23 The Canoow went to new london 
with Corne sabath 24 marie minor was taken sick 
Tusday 26. ther fell a greate snow wensday 27. we 
killed the Cow ffriday the 29 sabath day .31. we had 
no meeting monday the ffirst of november 1669 sam- 
uell saw the geldin at meshuntucks 



93 



1669 



The ninth month is november and hath .30. days 
the ffirst monday samuell had 3 bushell of Corne at 
meshuntucks wensday the third I was at mill monday 
the 8 Tusday .9. a day of Thanksgiving mother 
palmer was heare monday the .16. Ephraim his wife 
and Child was heare it was wet the messengers was 
to go to the Court mr noyce came ffrom the bay the 
.6. day of this month Thursday the .18. day my wife 
was taken verie ill the second snow fell we made an 
End of Carring of muck and ffecthed wood and mon- 
day .29. Joseph was heare Tusday 30 we Carrid wood 

The tenth moneth is december and hath .31. days 
the ffirst wensday the .8. day the (blotted out) met 
about the cloths that was ffound the .9. day being 
Thursday the 3d snow fell The 13 day munday man- 
aseth went to new london the 14 day we made a brige 
at mistusuck the 16 day Thursday the Constable 
apoynted the publishing of the orders to the Indeans 
ffriday the .17. Ephraim .2d. son was borne 21 day 
4th snow ffell wensday 22 I was at Badcoks wens- 
day .29. I was at Crandals mill we had .7. snows 
ffriday 31 we wer Ending the busines at quaqutage 

The leventh moneth is Januarie and hath .31. days 
the ffirst day is satterday this week the .8. snow ffell 
Clement and manaseth was heare and saterday the 
.8. I received a letter ffrom mrwitherell saterday the 



94 



1669-70 



15 we had .9. snows I copid the leter to the bay 
hanah was at Ephraim his house the 17 day the 10th 
snow the 18. day Tusday I went to Badcoks we had 
one calf & lambs the 21 clay the .11 snow fell the 
swine wer to be Driven away saterday the 22. day 
the 12 snow ffell, wheeler was heare and had 4 orders 
written out burnt 1 we had 4 Calves the 28 day we 
had 15 snows I made an end of Threshing of white 
peas satterday the 29 day the 30 day we had 17 snows 
monday the 31. 

The twelvth moneth is ffebruarie & hath .28. days 
the ffirst is Tusday saterday the .5. the .20. snow 
ffell I was at samuell Cheesbroughs and had 16 pound 
of fflax and at ffanings to speake with morgan: Tus- 
day the .8. I corned fflax Josepthand mary was heare 
satterday the 12 the 22 snow ffell The 15 day tusday 
I was at new london the day of humiliation the 23 
snow ffell ffriday the 18 day James Averie was married 
wensday 23 the meeting was at mother palmers and 
That night ffell the 24. snow thursday 24 it rained. 

we have had 26 snows the ffirst week in march 

The ffirst month is march and hath .31. days Tus- 
day the ffirst: and is the yeare of the lord 1670. and 
the third yeare after the leape yeare and ffrom the 
Creation .5619 and the 23. yeare of the reing of our 
lord King Charles the second and Tusday the .8. we 



95 



1670 



met at Elisha Cheesbroughs ffriday the .11. we begun 
to plow it snowed all day Tusday the .15. it snowed 
Tusday the 22 it snowed goodman prentice and 
Nathaniel lewis was heare I branded horses at Elishas 
Tusday the 29. I made an End o£ sowing it snowed 
the .27. manaseh was heare The .30. day was to be a 
day of humiliation Thursday the .31. 

The ffirst wensday in aprill was a publick ffast 

The second moneth is Aprill and hath .30. days 
ffriday the ffirst ffriday the .8. we made the Con trie 
and mr noyce his Rate the .9. day I payd my Contrie 
Bate to mr stanton ffriday the .15. our white backed 
heighfer Calved the .16. day we wer at the Hand ffor 
hop poles the 13. & 14 days I was diging stones at 
the ffarme ffor my Chimbly the 16 day serls brought 
whome the lining Cloth ffriday .22. I weeded the 
hops I lent my Canoow to the Irishman saterday The 
.23. I was .62. years ould: I had news that the ould 
man would have all the Corne at the ffarme Thursday 
.28. sam came whome II from new london ffriday .29. 
it was wet and satterday the .30. Tusday the .26. of 
this month Joseph morgan and doritie Park was 
maried. 

The .29. day william Chapman demanded of me 
01-01-06 ffor Jerimie Adams. 



96 



1670 



The third moneth is may and hath .31. days The 
ffirstis sabath day: the 5 day I was at The ffarme and 
Ephraim with me ffryday The 6. I was planting Corne 
in the playne The .7th day manaseth and James 
Averie Came heare sabath day the .8. mr noyce said 
he must goe abroad I put up a paper on the meeting 
house doore the 10. day the Two mares ffolled: the 
12 day I made an end of plowing the 14. day I Ended 
the litle house sabath day the 15. and sabath day 
the .22. I was com ffrom stratford monday 23. I cov- 
ered the oven and sabath day 29. The .27. day I was 
at new London hanah and marie with their Children 
came whome with me monday 30. we sheered our 
sheep Tusday 31. The 25. day wensday the Leef tenant 
tooke the Charge of the Company in the ffield. 

The ffourth moneth June and hath .30. days the 
ffirst is wensday: and wensday the 8 I was at the 
County Court and Tusday the 14 I was at badcoks 
and there was Tho stanton Junior: and wensday the 
.15. the Court at new London about the Roade Island 
people the 17 day ffriday I was sent ffor to com to 
the ComVs at mr EAchardsons house the same day 
and the 18 day Both we wer at poquatucke and 
Tooke 3 prisnors monday the 20 I was at badcoks the 
majestrats wer gon to the naragansets and we begun 
to mow in the orchard wensday 22 leeftenant mason 



97 



1670 



brought whome his wife we begun to make hay the 
majestrats wer at naraganset 23. we brought the 
majestrates to misticke saterday 25. we got sume hay 
into the barne wensday 29. thursday 30. James and 
Abram Ended mowing by the Creeck. 

The fiffc moneth is July and hath .31. days The 
ffirst is ftriday: tusday the 5 the Comitee met Thurs- 
day the .7. we rune the Est line ffriday the .8. I 
sowed turneps in the litle ochard The 14 day Thurs- 
day we wer at mr stautons about waiter house being 
murthered ffriday the 15 mr noyce his note came to 
me and I caried it to Captaine denison monday the 
18 the Commitee met at mr Bichardsons thursday 21. 
mr Crandale was heare I had in fouer loads of oats 
the 22. day ffriday I w T as at mr samuell Cheesbrough 
house mr stanton Came not: and 27 day I and my 
wife was at new london goodman Rice & william 
Hoase was received in to the Church ffriday .29. I 
was caring stones ffor mr noyce I had all my English 
corne into the barne sabath day .31. 

The 2 day of Agust 1670. Crandals wife was buried 

The sixt moneth is Agust and hath .31. days the 
ffirst is monday: the ffirst and second I was at nar- 
raganset with mr stanton wensday the third day we 
plowed in the plaine the .8. day monday the day after 
the storme: Thursday the 11 we Came whome with 



98 



1670 



wilson and mumford the 16 day Tusday mr stanton 
was heare wensday the 17 I was with mr samuell 
Cheesbrough he and his daughter Abygale was sicke 
Thursday the 18 day we wer to Rayse our house at 
the ffarme and did it satterday the 20. we made our 
second Reeck hanah had her ffirst ffit and The ninth 
day with samuell wile be ffriday the 26. day monday 
.22. we agreed with wheeler and gallop senior to pay 
mr Hill 4-15-0 monday 29 we met at samuel Chees- 
broughs mr Richardson was goeing to the bay wens- 
day 31. the meeting was at our hous: the 28 day 
Clement was heare it was the sabath. 

The seventh moneth is September and hath .30. 
days the ffirst is Thursday: our Brother Elisha Chees- 
brough departed this life in the fforenoone monday the 
.5.1 was at mr stantons about the Cou(n)try busines 
our brother garshoms wife was delivered of a young 
daughter Thursday the .8. I gathered the hops 
Thursday the 15 and thursday the 22 I was at Court 
monday the .26. manaseth was maried. 

wensday the .16. of november 1670 we had a day 
of Thankesgiveing. 

Tusday the .27. of december .1670. I branded a 
horse Coult ffor hanah he was blacke with: J: on the 
ftur shoulder and cut a halpenie on Each Eare and 
cut of his taile by the stumpe. 



99 



1670 



The Eight month is October and hath .31. days the 
ffirst is satterday: the ffift day mr broadstreet was 
ordayned the 7th day I went in to the bay the 14 day 
I came whome and saterday the .15. monday 17 I 
ffetched whome samuell his Cows tusday and wens- 
day we sowed Rye and thursday ffryday 21 I was at 
new London saterday .22. 1 sow^ed wheat in the plaine. 

The .21. of december .1670. was a day of humillia- 
tion Through the Colony of Coneti cut Tusday the .27. 
of december .1670 I branded a blacke horse Coult on 
the ffur shoulder with : J : and Cut an halpenie on 
Each eare for hanah. 

The ninth moneth is november and hath .30. days 
The ffirst is Tusday: The Court was That week Tus- 
day the .8. the .9. day we killed the swine the .10 
day we wer at new London the .11. day ffriday we 
killed the other swine Tusday the 15. we had a Towne 
meeting Thursday 17 we had a meeting to Inventarie 
Elishas Lands the 18 and 19 days we Caried muck 
out of the yard Tusday 22. John gallop and his wife 
was heare and ffrancis was heare the Indean Tusday 
29. we met at mr Richardsons wensday The 30 we 
had a towne meeting snow. 

The Tenth moneth december and hath .31. days 
The ffirst is Thursday: I was at the fBarme and Caried 
the doore the ffirst snow ffell wensday the 7th heare 



100 



1670 



was a Courte and the 8 the Court was Ended the .9th 
day I threshed wheate the 15 day Thursday the Com- 
mittee met at mr Richardsons and Thursday the 22 I 
Caried the last of good man Searles his Corne .13. 
bushels: of which he oweth -1-1-0 The 29. of de- 
cember being Thursday the Committee met at mr 
stantons saterday the .31. packer was heare and had 
A firckin of sider and halfe a bushell of gray pease. 

The .10. day of Januarie 1670. the Court about 
Crandall and lewis was at mr stantons house. 

The leventh moneth is Januarie and hath .31. 
days The ffirst is Sabath day my wife Tooke phisicke 
Josephs wife and Child was heare sabath day the .8. 
mr Noyce warned a meeting at mother palmers on 
wensday com seven night and sabath day the .15. 
wa(s) the ffirst sacrament of the lords supper admin- 
istred by mr broadstreet daniell Stebbins was bap- 
tised* sabath day .22. monday .23. I made Even with 
Robert ffleman: the .21.1 made an End of Threshing 
of oats sabath day .29. Tusday the 31. I was at the 
ffarme with John Ascrat and his wife 

the third day of march .1670. .71. John Ascrat 
went to the farme to live. 

The .21. march I sent to John 

The twelvth moneth is ffebruarie and hath .28. 



101 



1670-71 



days The ffirst is wensday: I made agreement with 
John Ascraft about the ffarme and wensday the .8. 
the meeting was at our hous Tusday the .14. Poquia- 
nuts mother had ffifie shillings to pay In fencing 
wensday the 15. it snowed thursday the 16. we run 
the Line ffrom mistick to poquatucke ffouer miles 
three quarters and Twentie Rod monday the 27 and 
Tusday .28. Clement was heare 

The 10. 11. 12. 13. and 14. of march 1670. 71 I 
made hedg at the Creeck. 

The 14 of Agust 1671. John Ascrate son was borne 
it being monday as I was Informed 

The ffirst moneth is march and hath .31. days : it is 
leap yeare and is the yeare of the lord .1671. and 
fErom the Creation .5620. and the .23. yeare of the 
Reigne of our Lord King Charles the second: and 
wensday is the first day: a meeting at mother palmers 
Thursday the second we had a Towne meeting sater- 
day the .4th. I made an End of pruninge the orchard 
manaseth was heare Wensday The 8. good(man) 
parker Calked the Canoow. I made an End of the 
orchard fence wensday the .15. we fecthed Armestrong 
and Wilcoxs the 16. & 17. days we wer at mr Rich- 
ardsons the 18. day we sowed oats the 22 being wens- 
day the meeting] was heare the .27. John denisons 



102 



1671 



second son was borne heare should have been a towne 
meeting wensday .29. I sowed pasneps: friday .31. 

The second moneth is Aprile and hath .30. days 
the ffirst day is saterday: and the .8. day saterday 
we wer Laying out Land at the Est side poquatuck 
River tusday the .11. I made an End of plowing in 
the playne. Joseph and I rune the head Lyne: sater- 
day the 15 I was at Tagwoncke Tusday the 18 day 
Abram and Secanoot made an End of the log fence 
the 19 day wensday I had a note from mr stanton: 
tho .20. day thursday Ephraims daughter was borne 
friday 21. I ended the hedg by the gate saterday 
.22. and saterday the .29. we had the young bay 
mare had a sorel mare Ooult with ffouer white ffeet 
and white streake down the forehead thus : q : Eare 
marked with a halpenie on the fore side of Each 
Eare: sabath day the .30. 

The third moneth is may and hath .31. days the 
ffirst day is monday I was at Tagwoncke at gallops at 
mill: Thursday the fouerth our Canoow was adrift the 
3d. we wer at new London our mallaces came whome 
Saterday the 6. the Co mi tee should have met the day. 
The white faced mare had a white faced horse Coult 
he (had) fouer white feet and a halpeny Cut on Each 
Eare & a wald eye munday the 15. my wife an hanah 
was at new London. I wrot to John and went to 



103 



1671 



mill monday 22 samuell fecthed the Bees our Cart 
wheel was broken thursday .25. we planted Corne 
not a peke my wife had a fit of ague saterday 27 mr 
noyce and Tho: bell brought my gray mare and Coly 
whome sabath .28. the sacrament was at new london 
munday .29. the Towne meeting wensday 31. we wer 
at Crandalls and sanders to serve Summons. 

The fBouerth moneth June and hath .30 days the 
ffirst is Thursday goodman wheeler fecthed a Copie 
of the Towne order respecting the land in difference 
his daughter sarah was maryed: Thursday the 8 we 
made an End weeding the 9th Leef tenant smith was 
heare the 10th we planted Cabeg plants Thursday the 
15. mr Brewster was heare I was at babcocks the 
Trayne company met and Thursday 22. I cleared 
lands at the f arme friday I Came whome and went to 
see the Leef tenant he was gone to Norrige 

The .26. Clement and his wife and Children was 
heare the 30 day friday the Select Men weiwed the 
Ministry Land Concerning where to set the Meeting 
House it was the last may and fry day. 

Monday the 14. of Augst 1671 The Rams wer 
Caried to goosbery Island. 

The fift moneth is July and hath .31. days the ffirst 
is saterday we Ended Hilling in the Little orchard: 



104 



1671 



Jaqueneg and his Wife to be reconsiled the .7th. day 
we wer five a hilling and we had the Hay out of the 
orchard the .8. day saterday the bottom was mowed 
Enos had the greate Conoow The .10th. a towne meet- 
ing the .13th. Bouls was maried the .14th we made 
an End of Hilling the .15. day saterday at night 
Mother palmer departed this Life saterday the .22. I 
had three loade of white pease and Two Loades of 
oates In to the barne and saterday the .29. it was wet 
monday 31. The 24 day wensday samuell was at 
Crandals mill:: 

sabath day the sixt of Agust the sacrament was 
Administred at new London 

The sixt moneth is Agust and hath .31. days the 
ffirst is Tusday Clement & manaseth was heare I had 
made an EndCuting of Rie and Tusday the .8. I was 
at plow in the pease ground Tusday the .15 my wife 
and hanah was at new London we Cleared the Hay 
out of the Low bottoms the .17. day Thursday mr 
stanton Captayn winthroup John g(a)llop senior and 
I was with the Indeans to publish the Court Order. 
John morgan was heare to trim the sider barels .2. 
days the .23. day my wife and hanah was at Tag- 
wonck and brought Litle Ephraim it being wensday 
the 24th. day Thursday the Towne meeting was to 



105 



1671 



bring in the Lists Tusday .29. thursday .31. we had 
all our Hay whome that Abram and James Cut 

The Seventh moneth is September and hath .30. 
days the ffirst fEriday we gathered hops: the 2d. de- 
liverance blackmail was heare to tell me that he would 
goe to stratford the 4th. of this month we agreed 
with John ascrafte to Leave the farm Emund faning 
Tho: park Joseph Morgan Joshua holmes witnesses 
monday the 11th. the Comitee met at Mr Richard- 
sons fEriday the 15 I was at new London monday the 
.18. the Comitee was at Master Richardsons Tusday 
the .19. good wife witer was Lost The .11. day the 
broayl was at poquatucke fEriday .22. 23 day I had 
all my Corne in sabath day 24. I had a letter from 
my Cousin fEriday 29. I made the last hay Reecke 
Clement was heare: saterday the 30. wee sowed the 
acker of wheate. 

The Eight moneth is October and hath .31. days 
the hirst is sabath day this sixth day we made an End 
of sowing of wheate and Joseph daughter was Borne: 
I delivered my horse to mr Leverit and went to Tag- 
woncke sabath day the .8. this weeke mr noyce went 
into the Bay and sabath day the .15. the .17th. I 
sowed Rie samuell was at Towne the 20 and .21. I 
was at the farme the 22 is sabath day the .23. I made 
Even with John morgan and payd him 4 bushells of 



106 



1671 



Corne and an halfe the 24th day tusday I made the 
writings between hudson leverit and my selfe sabath 
day the .29. monday the .30. I set forth for the bay: 
Tusday .31. our sons John Clement and the rest was 
heare. 

The ninth moneth is november and hath .30. days 
the ffirst is wensday wensday the . 8 . we came from 
the bay and killed the steers and the great hogg 
wensday the 15 a day of thankesgiveing at new 
London the 20 & 21. we Caried muck and wensday 
.22. Thursday .23. my wife was at new London there 
fell the second snow: Hanah was taken ile: we made 
Even with mr Raymond and one peny Credit when 
my wife had taken: 9 lbs of Coton woole monday 27. 
mr parkers Katch was com: wensday 29 a thanks- 
giveing thursday 30. 

The tenth month is december and hath .31. days 
the ffirst is ffriday Tusday the .5. heare was a Court 
wensday the sixt I was at new london ffriday the .8. 
it was foule weather I went to mr Richardsons: and 
samuell at the farme The .10. day the sacrament was 
administred at new London friday the 15. we apoynted 
a place for the meeting house the 16 day saterday I 
begun to Thresh wheate the 18 day monday it snowed 
friday 22 we met at mr Richardsons tusday 26. the 
Comitee met at mr stantons the 27 wensday we the 



107 



1671 



select men wer at quaquatage about the Child that 
was murthered mr stanton tould me that he was goeing 
to marie hanah Huit The .29. day friday we sen(t) 
to Hartford the murtherer saterday .30. sabath day 
.31. 

The leventh moneth is Januarie and hath .31. days 
the ffirst is monday Tusday the .2. I was at new 
london the 3 day a meeting at our Brother moses: 
monday the .8. the 9th day a Towne meeting to let 
out the meeting house to Build The .15. day monday 
we wer about the Indeans the same day samuell went 
to the farme the 16. day Abram Cut wood my wife 
went to Searles fridat the .19. I was at mr stantons 
to send the Indeans to Hartford to p'cecut Mowdam 
for murther: the voyolent Could begun monday .22. 
wensday 24 the meeting was heare satterday 27. the 
greate drift of snow samuell was at the farme monday 
.29. wensday .31. samuell went to the farme: sabath 
day 28 there was no meeting. 

The .12th. moneth is ffebruarie and hath .29. days 
the ffirst day is Thursday and thursday the .8. we had 
marked the swine at the farme thus S : and came to 
good (man) wheelers about the Ridglen the .9th. day 
Emund was heare wensday the .14 I my wife was at 
the farme and good wife fBaning Thursday the .15. 
mr Richardson his barne was Raysed monday the .12. 



108 



1671-72 



day the Constable gershum and James yorke was 
heare to have a stray mare Recorded sabath day the 
18. the sacrament was administred mr noyce was 
there Thursday .22. it was wet I had made an End 
threshing of pease: we had three Calves Thursday 
.29. the day of Election. 

the .30. day of July being wensday york was sur- 
rendered to the duch 

An Allmenack for the yeare of our Lord: 1672 
from the Creation 5621. and the first yeare after the 
Leap yeare and the .24. of the reigne of our Lord 
King Charles the second: march is the first moneth 
and hath 31. days friday the first Thursday the .7th. 
we made the Contrie Rate and mended the Cart 
bridge mr noyce was heare and Joseph his wife and 
Children friday the .8. my Wife tooke phisicke tus- 
day the .12. goodman dart was heare wensday the 
.13. the meeting was at Moses palmers Thursday the 
.14. I shewed John Lewis his lot friday the .15. a 
meeting at mr Richardsons about the meeting house 
the .18. day of This moneth we Run the line from 
Weakapoug to misticke friday 22 I begun to sow 
wheate the 25 I sowed wheate friday .29. sabath day 
31 mr noyce Taught out of the .12. Chapter of the 
Revelations and the .9th. vers: 

The second moneth is Aprile and hath .30. days 



109 



1672 



monday the first we made the hedge at the watters 
side Tusday the .2. I was at mr stantons about his 
Indean Jeane wensday the 3d the meeting was at our 
house monday the Eight: tusday the .9th I was with 
Deacon parke Captaine denison did bring hither five 
pounds of fflax the 10th day deacon parke and we 
wer at quaquatage the 11 day mr noyce and deacon 
parke & the Company was heare I agreed with mr 
noyce and Tho: park: the .15th day monday we met 
at mr Richardsons Ralph parke came in the 17 day I 
was at new London monday .22. we wer at mr Rich- 
ardsons wensday wee met at mr Samuel Cheesbro 
being .24. Thursday .25. there was a trayneng mis- 
tucksuck Tusday the .30. wee Chose deputies. Clement 
and manaseth wives wer heare the same dav mana- 
seth bay mare came whome againe 

The third moneth is may and hat(h) .31. days 
wensday the first: sabath day the .5. there was a sac- 
rament at new London monday and Tusday I and my 
wife was at the farme & wensday the .8. wee Cov- 
ered the Seller and wensday the .15. the Church at 
new London met. nathaniell Cheesbrough was ill the 
.16. day the Catle was to goe (to) the farme tusday 
.21. the doctor let Nathaniell Cheesbroughs blood, 
mr parker had the oats aboard .40. bushells to bring 
me Two barels of mallasses: wensday .22. wee made 



110 



1672 



hedge upon the wall: wensday .29. I and my Three 
sonns Clement Ephraim and manaseth was at strat- 
ford the 30th A day of humilliation friday .31. 22. 
Catle at the farmer the 16 day of may the first of 
June .1672. coming from stratford I fay led in take- 
ing a Cup of Sider to much to the greaving of my 
sons Clement Ephraim & manaseth. 

The fouerth moneth is June and hath .30. days 
saterday the first: Tusday the .4th. I came whome I 
had my horse shewed at Lams: saterday the .8.1 was 
at mill samuell fecthed munchapeg the Committee 
met at new London the 12 and 13. I was at poqua- 
nump: the 15. saterday the 16. the majestrates wer 
hears the 17. wee plowed in the playne the .18. wee 
wer at the farme mr noyce was heare H. G. was 
maried: satterday 22. Cleaveing pales the .24. and 
midsumur day I was at mill and at mr Richardsons &• 
Joseph was hears the .26. and the .27. day we 
fecthed our mallaces from mr parker wee tooke up 
goods ate Raymonde to the value of A. 11£. 02s. 09p. 
and payd a firkin of butter to mr Hill: one pound .11. 
shillings saterday the .29. I was at Rebeckahs to 
geet mr balden: sabath day the .30. Clement and 
marie was heare 

The 13th of Agust 1672. wee Caried Away the 
Rams to the Island. 



Ill 



1672 



The fift moneth is July and hath .31. days the first 
is monday: the .2. day the Commitee met with squm- 
acut people the .3. day I and my wife was at the 
farme the .5. day we were at Ephraims house the 
whole Towne: monday the .8. I was at new London 
the 10th. day my wife and I was with mr stanton the 
12th day I was at the farme the . 14th day the sacra- 
ment was the .15 day monday wee put the wheels to 
the Cart that Clement made us the .18. day friday: 
Hanah steerie was delivered the .20. we Rept our 
Rye the .22. we wer Cuting of oats and fecthing in 
the sumer wheat and pease: monday the 29. wee Cut 
winter wheat wensday .31. wee made an End of Reap- 
ing. 

Roger Steerie said that he went in to the bay the 
.12. day of September .1671. & sume say he stayed 
.5. weeks: 

The sixt moneth is Agust and hath .31. days 
Thursday the first: saterday the third I had all the 
English Corne with into the house Clement & mana- 
seth went home monday the .5. I fecthed whome the 
meate Abram began to mowe my Wife was at new 
London there was a Court at mr stantons the .7th. 
day wensday Elizabeth Witter was buried wee wer 
at plowin of the playne I and my Wife was at Ed- 
mund ffanings Thursday the .8. I was a thresh- 



112 



1672 



ing wheate: the 12. day was the EClips wee had our 
oxen to the farme the 14th. my Wife was at failings 
wee Layd out 20. Ackers of Land for the smith The 
oxen Came from the farme: Thursday the .15. wee 
made Hay & fecthed .2. Loads of wood thursday .20. 
wee wer at Rebekah house wensday wee Came to new 
London to mr Broadstreets Thursday .22. wee came 
whome: we had .2. paier of shews the butter weighed 
.73. Thursday .29. wee had 17. loads of Hay whome: 
samuell plowed the first acker for wheate I was Lame: 
saterday .31. The .29. Agust I sowed wheate 

The seventh moneth is September and hath .30. 
days sabath day the first: the .2. day 1 fetched the 
Calves from the farme the .6. day I made an End of 
soweing wheate the .5. day I Rod About mr noyce his 
Rate sabath day .8. monday .9. wee had the hay by 
the Creecke stacked wee wer about sam Colver and 
matha fish 10. 11. & 12th we were upon the same 
Account wee sent samuell Colver to goale we traced 
the Indean Corne & made one barel of sider: the .19. 
day is Thursday I came from the Court. 

the .7. of October .1672. An mason was maried 

Carie Lathams acount for the yeare 1672 .24th. 
October 

ttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt 



113 



1672 



The .30th. of October .1672. mr stanton sayd he 
had maried Tho: Brand: 

The Eight moneth is October and hath .31. days 
tusday the first: the 2 day I was at mr stantons about 
Indean busines yt night goodwife burrows died the 
3 & 4th day we mended the chimbley the .5th. I 
fecthed shovels I had a paier of horse shews of John 
denison it being saterday ihe .8 day I went to the 
Court the .19. day I came whome: the 31. one day is 
apoynted to be a day of Thanksgiveing The .29. & 
the 30. days I fecthed pales the 24 day I Reckned 
with Carie there was .3 due me the 30 day the Car- 
penters fecthed their Tools with our Canoow & my 
wife was at new london. 

The ninth moneth is november and hath .30. days 
friday the first: the .6. & 7th days our sonus Killed 
their swine samuell was at poquatuck I was at the 
farme the .8. day the Rams wer: brought from the 
Island its beeing fryday: the .9th day Augustine was 
heare with his boat and steeven Wilcoks my Wife 
went in the boate to new London sam fecthed Whome 
the Canoow: the .10th. day was the greate Tyde the 
.11th. day monday I fecthed my Wife from new 
London the .14 day I brought beans from the farme 
the .15. day friday I fecthed .3 loads of wood: the 
.20. day samuell brought whome the swine: 21. I was 



114 



1672 



at new London: 22. friday wee fecthed the seder 
boults: .23. wee drawed Timber for the meeting house 
sabath day .24. mr noyce Taught first after he came 
from the bay Tusday .26. Hanah was verie ile in her 
face samuell went to fflemings: Thursday the 28. day 
we killed our Swine ffrancis Thorne was ap(re)hended 
friday .29. saterday the .30. day my Canoow was at 
mr Chesters vesel. 

The tenth moneth is december and hath .31. days 
sabath day the first: the .6. day I was att new London 
sabath day the .8. monday the 9 and the .10th I w T as 
at new London Leeftenant samuell mason sent Two 
swine sabath day the .15. sacrament day the .16. day 
we brought Clement and William minor to Tagwoncke 
The .17. day Clement went whome & had A Cow 
with him the .18. day I begun to Thresh wheate the 
28 day I winowed & had 17. bushells of winter Wheate 
the 26 day we had a Court at mr stantons the 30. day 
monday I was at mill with 2 bushells of wheat and 2. 
of Indean corne my Wife went to new London Tusday 
the 31 The .17 day Lam had the steere. 

The leventh moneth is Januarie and hath .31. days 
wensday the first: and wensday the .8.1 made an End 
of threshing of winter wheate and Rie thursday .9th 
Clement was heare saterday the .11th. he went 
whome hee had the Two mares and the Coult with 



115 



1672-73 



him monday the .13th. wee Cleared the Trees about 
the new meeting house and wensday the .15. & the 
.16. days wee Raysed the meetting house Tusday .21. 
wee winowed oats .38. bushells & an halfe Robert 
ffleming mended the sadle wensday .22. thursday 23. 
wee had a Court at samuell Cheesbroughs the 24th 
was the great storme of rayne: 29. wensday friday the 
.31. I had fouer score bushells of oats & three 

The twelfe moneth is februarie and hath .28. days 
saterday the first: the 4th day Tusday I was at new 
London I had Two paier of playne shews of mr Royce 
I owe him Two shillings saterday the .8. samuell was 
at the farme Thursday the .13th wee wer at the new 
meeting house and appoynted how many seats to make 
friday the 14 wee agreed with goodman wheeler for 
£26. to make the seats to Cart and pvide all about 
them but nay Is: saterday the .15. Ifecthed all the 
Iron workes from Lam there was due to him 02-06-00: 
and the steere payd for wensday the .19. I looked out 
and picthed upon a place for my fiftie ackers Thurs- 
day the 20th Clement and martha was maried by mr 
withrell Comr saterday 22 and friday the 28. 

The first moneth is march and hath .31. days sater- 
day the first and is the second yeare after the Leap 
yeare and is ye yeare of our Lord .1673. and from the 
Creation .5622. and the .25. yeare of the Reigne of" 



116 



1673 



our Lord King Charles the second inunday the 3d. I 
would have had my .50. ackers Layd out and could 
not: the .2 day mr noyce first taught at the new meet- 
ing house the .8. day saterday samuell sould his Skins 
goodman searles fecthed hay I threshed pease it 
snowed: saterday the .15. the Carpenters pay was put 
aboard mr Chester I Ended my Threshing & burned 
the hill on the Corne field and friday the .21. I tooke 
up mr buls pibald hors our Children was all heare 
from Tagwounck my wives arme was burnt and sater- 
day the .22. 23 the sacrament at new London Tusday 
.25. my wife was taken verie sike good wife searles 
watched with her the .29. saterday I fecthed Corne 
from the wapasqua monday .31. it snowed samuell 
was at London Lohan and denis fecthed .12. hundred 
of hay / 

The second moneth is Aprile and hath .30. days 
Tusday the first: hanah ould Kow saterday the 5. 
wee brought the mares whome to marke the bay 
mares Coult: samuel Holmes fecthed mr Bulls pibald 
Horse the .8. day Tusday I was at the farme and Let 
the medow and corne field to Joseph morgaine for 
.30. bushels of corne and to keep me: 24. Catle this 
somer I Joseph and samuel Renewed all our Corner 
Trees the same day Clement and his wife was heare 
the .15. day Tusday I sowed the white pease The 



117 



1673 



white (faced) mare foled samuell grafted trees at his 
orchard the ,17. Thursday I sowed oats at the beech 
& diged up the hops friday the .18 I made an End of 
sowing oats & the Indean sayd samuell mason sa(i)d 
sumething about pupsonup and Tusday .22. we 
looked the white heighfer wensday .23. I was 65. 
years ould wensday the .30. wee did driv mr Rich- 
ardsons neck I turned out the bay mare. 

may is the third moneth and hath .31. days Thurs- 
day the first: Thomas park Tould me that Joseph 
morgaine would leave the f arme Thursday the Eight 
day I made yard door the Squas weeded at the little 
orchard and saterday the 10 I was at new London for 
firkins monday 12 I was to mill: Thursday the .15. 
the Ooult died friday the .16. samuell was at the 
farme there fell haile Twice that day and it did 
Thunder and Lighten 1 was puting boughs upon the 
stone wale Thursday .22. wee met at mr Richardsons 
about Baldwins business wensday .28. a fast through 
out the Colony Thursday .29. I tooke ComVs oath: 
wee shore the sheepe saterday the .31. 

Thursday the .19. of June Robert Burrows wa& 
maried and Joseph stanton. 

June is the fouerth moneth and hath .30. days 
sabath day the first monday I went to new London 
and Taried there all the week sabath day mr hayns 



118 



1673 



and mr ffiecher Taught at our meeting house it being 
the Eight day mr Knight was heare: and sabath day 
the .15. and sabath day the .22. there was a sacra- 
ment att new London the same weeke wee begun to 
mow sabath day .29. monday the .30. wee began to 
make hay the same day goodm(an) burrows wasmaried 
the .19th. of June and Joseph stanton as it is sayd. 

The .18 day of July being friday Hanah mended 
the hearth mr samuell Cheesbrough was buried the 
.31. day of July .1673 

July the fift moneth and hath .31. days Tusday the 
first wee made hay in the bottome Abrame had the 
last of his fouer pounds the .5. day the ould woman 
was Cared whome samuell was at the farme it being 
saterday Lidea was heare: Tusday the .8. mr Brod- 
street taught at Arons wensday the .9. Clement had 
away his Children Tusday .15. mr stanton fecthed 
mee to mr Baldwin Tho park was heare wee had nine 
Loads of hay in the barne friday the .18. my wife 
was at new London Tusday .22. wee had Reaped Ry 
and it Reigned verie much the 23. I was with samuell 
Cheesbrough Tusday .29. wee made an End Reaping 
all but the sumer wheate Deckon parks and his Two 
brothers was heare Thursday the .31. 

Agust the sixt moneth and hath .31. days friday 
the first saterday the second I had .1000. wheate 



119 



1673 



sheafes and .460. Rie sheafes into the barne and 
made an End of harvest the 8 day I was at new 
London it being friday: the .14. day I made goodman 
Lam his will we had harrowed the Rie ground wee 
had A Letter from John williams was com with 
powder fryday the .15. Thursday the .21. Josephs 
second daughter was borne friday .22. sam sowed 
wheate Tho park bought the swine at the farme fri- 
day .29. I harrowed the wheate ground & ould mrs 
Cheesb rough departed this world sabath day the .31. 
the sacrament is to be Administred at new London 

The seventh moneth is September and hath .30. 
days the first is monday the 2 day mr Brodstreet did 
Teach at Arons: and pmiseth to teach there the first 
Tusday in October: Sunday the 7th mr Richardson 
taught at our meeting house & monday "the .8. day 
we had .3. mowers and Ended mowing monday the 
.15. I sowed Rie and mr noyce was to goe to the bay 
I was to goe unto new London the .19. day I came 
from the Court monday .22. and Tusday .23. wee 
were about Carry busines wensday .24. I was at 
Crandalls mill 25 Thursday I made a barle of sider 
monday the .29. our sonns went to the Bay I was at 
mashuntucks Tusday the 30: : 

October is the Eight moneth and hath .31. days 
wensday The first and wensday the .8. I was at hart- 



120 



1673 



ford wensday the .15. I was at moshuntucks wens- 
day .22. wee wer earring of muck the 24 friday I 
fecthed Turneps we brought whome the whit faced 
heighfer friday the .31. I brought the white heighfer 
from Cheesbroughs. 

The ninth moneth is november hath .30. days the 
first is saterday: wensday the .5. was A day of 
Thanksgiveing: Thursday the .6th. day the Indeans 
wer heare about Renolds Kow and ffleminss Corne 
saterday the .8. wee fecthed pales: wensday the .12. 
I was at new London the .14. day wee made an End 
fecthing of pales Daniell mason mare broke her Legg 
saterday the .22. wee made an End plowing the Rie 
stuble in the playne the 26. 27. 28 wee plowed in 
the playne: 29. saterday the 2 snow fell sabath day 
the 30: : 

The Tenth moneth is december and hath .31. days 
the first is monday I was att mill the 4 day wee put 
up the swine monday the .8. day we be to Run the 2 
miles from the ould meeting house: and Thursday 
the .11. A day of humilliation and monday the .15. 
we plowed in the playne monday 22 we Layd out six 
hundred Ackers of Land for Elihu Cheesbrough: we 
killed our swine The same day 23 day the Comitee 
met at Renolds monday .29 hanah was at new London 
wensday .31. Clement and manaseth came to us: : 



121 



1673-74 



Januarie is the Leventh moneth and hath .31. days 
Thursday the first saterday the third Clement and 
manaseth went whome I delivered the wal eide mare 
and the blacke Eared Cow to manaseth: the .9th 
day friday Ephraim saw Manases wal eide mare the 
mustering was heare — I pilated in Mr Brewster 

Thursday the .15. the .16. day the Catle came from 
the Creeke Thursday the .22. I had Threshed Two 
Ackers of winter wheate wee had In all .38. bushells 
Thursday .29. saterday .31 we had one Lam: the .6th 
of februarie it was Reported that marie Tong had a 
young Sonn. 

The Twelvth moneth is ffebruarie and hath .28. 
days sabath day the first monday the 2d I begun to* 
thresh Rie the .6. day friday I made an End of 
threshing of Rie sabath day the .8. thursday the .12. 
day I made an end of threshing the Loose oats: my 
wifes shewes wer brought: saterday the .14. we had 
Leters Came post to pres souldiers and sabath day 
the .15. monday they marcht of and Thursday .19. 
and the .20. I diged stones sam Rode to Mistick: 
sabath the 22. Tusday .24. I made an End of Thresh- 
ing of oats 

march is the first moneth and hath .31. days sabath 
day the first and is the third after the Leape yeare: 



122 



1674 



and the yeare of our Lord 1674: and from the Crea- 
tion 5623. and sabath day the .8. the .9th. monday 
we mended the Cart bridge Tusday the 10th. we had 
a Court at Nehemiah palmers saterday the .14. we 
wer examining Roger sterie sabath day the .15. the 
.16. day we Examined ffleming the .18. wensday we 
kept it a day of humilliation at moses palmers the 
.19. day Thursday Tho Bell and I set all Even sabath 
day .22. I sowed oats the .23. monday Tusday 24. a 
Court at Nehemiahs house sabath day the .29 Litle 
Ephraim had scalded himself e Tusday the 31. man- 
aseth went whome we wer plowing for Oats we had 
Lost Two yearlings: : 

The second moneth is April and hath 30. days 
wensday the first the 6th I carried stones the .7th. 
tusday I was at mill the 8th day wensday osbornes 
weding was and the 15. day wensday I toke bond for 
marie osbornes appearance: the .20. day wee Read 
the Letter at samuell parks the .21. I was at mill: 
wensday .22. mr Noyse was heare wensday the 29. I 
Rune the bounds with Isack wheeller and on Thurs- 
day the 30. my wife went to Tagwonk Ephraims 
daughter was borne 

The third moneth is may and hath .31. days friday 
the first this weeke I made my Cart fryday the .8. a 
Towne meeting monday the .11. I and my wife was 



123 



1674 



at New London friday the .15. we pulled "down the 
Chimblies monday the .18. day Thomas park begun 
to build friday .22. wee shore the sheep and had 
whome one o£ the mantle Trees friday .22. 25 we had 
A Towne meeting: 27. wensday we Layd out bay 
grants on the Est side poquatuck friday .29. saterday 
30 sabath day 31: 

The .15. day of: Agust Joseph brought his swine 

The fouerth moneth is June hath .30. days monday 
the first we wer warned To a Towne meeting this 
weeke The Court at New London I carried Two 
bushells of wheat The .8. day monday and monday 
the 15 my wife went to new London the .16. John 
Renolds had atachment and monday the 22 day wee 
mad an End of the Chimney and 23d wee finished 
the Entrie Joseph helped us monday 29 I caried a 
firkin of buter to Joshua Raymond it weighed 66. 
pound I had my horse shewed and the .29. and 
Abram began to mow Tusday the 30: 

the .15. of July .1674. I payd to Tho: Wheeler 
one pound 14s by benit and 6s by Tho Edwards 

The lift month is July hath .31. days the first is 
wensday friday the third samuell went to Coneticut 
the 5 day the sacrament was at New London the .8th 
<day wensday friday the .10. day samuell Came whome 



124 



1674 



the same day wee had .7. Loads of Hay in the bar tie 
my wife was He in her heade and monday the .13. I 
and my wife was at New London wensday the .15. a 
Court at Mistick wee Reaped Rie that day wensday 
the 22. the 23d it Rained w T e Ended the summer 
wheate the 29 being wensday my wif was at New 
London friday the 31 

The sixt moneth is Agust hath .31. days sater- 
day the first: the sixt day wee had a Towne meeting 
the books wer delivered to good man fish the .7. day 
I was at New London saterday the .8. mr John 
stanton and Leef tenet mason fecthed the greate 
bookes it being the 15 day and saterday Ephraim was 
heare Monday the 17. wee fecthed hay our staple 
broke friday wee the Com r s had been three days 
about signing of bills and saterday the .22. Tho bell 
had been 3 days makeing my wasket Samuel was in 
the bay James had two sows the .25 samuell came 
whome the .27. day I was at pequant saterday .29. I 
was ill sabath day the 30 monday .31. 

The yeare .74. I had .50 bushells of wheate 

The seventh moneth is September and hath .30. 
days the first is Tusday Tusday the .8. the mes- 
sengers came wensday the .9th. much agetation Thurs- 
day the .10th. the ordination was to be: and monday 



125 



1674 



the .14. I sowed wheate Tusday the .15. I went to 
Court Tusday .22. I came from the Court John his 
wife and Children came hither: 26 I gathered the 
peares winowed the seed Rye it being satterday 

The 20th of October .1674. the mares were put 
aboard the Ketch for Coneticut. 

The Bight moneth is October and hath .31. days 
the first is Thursday: John and his wife and Children 
were still heare this weeke we gathered our Apels 
hanah went to New London our sons Lost theyr 
Catle Thursday the .8. there was an hard frost mon- 
day the 12 day John went away Thursday the 15 I 
was presing Cider saterday .17. I made an End mr 
Adams vesell was to take in the water and Hay the 
.18. day was the second sabath mr noyse was wanting 
and Thursday the .22. sabath day 25. I was att New 
London: Thursday the 29. the .28. day of Thanks- 
giveing I was at New London saterday the 31. I was 
at Lams with Corne 

The ninth moneth is November and hath .30. days 
sabath day the first: and sabath day the .8. mr Noyse 
Taught out of the .14th. of mark the .18. the sabath 
before I was at New London: and sabath day the 15. 
9. Children baptised wensday the .18. a day of 
Thanksgiveing the 20th of November all Accounts 



126 



1674 



ballanced at Lathams and payd sabath day the 22. 
Thursday .26. I had 2000 of Nayls at mr Eay- 
monds: The .30 of this month Clement and manaseth 
were heare 

The .9th of December was a day of humilliation 
upon the Contrie List .196. 10. 00. 1674 

The Tenth month is December and hath .31. days 
Tusday the first: Tusday the 8 day wee had a Court 
and monday the 14. we killed the swine and the 15 
day Tusday wee had a Court the great snow fell: and 
the 21 day a court at the widows: Tusday .22. I was 
threshing sumer wheate: the .29. day Tusday a towne 
meeting To Chuse Towne officers: Thursday .31. wens- 
day the .30. day of December 1674 I payd five 
bushells of wheat to mr Noyse for the yeare one 
Thousand seventie five 

The 30. of December 1674 A meeting atNathaniell 
Cheesbroughs 

Januarie the Leventh moneth and hath .31. days 
friday the first: and friday the .8. day wee had .30. 
bushells of wheate of sumer wheate there was a 
Court at the widows and friday the .15. wee winowed 
winter wheate .23. bushells: payd to ffrinke .3£ in 
Indean Corne and Rie ate 3 s 6 d p bushell Indean 
Corne 3 s p bushell ffriday .22. wee had .14. bushells 



127 



1674-75 



of Rie monday 25. wee went to ffrinks the 27. the 
meeting was ate our house it being wensday: ffriday 
29 sabath day .31. samuell was at New London 

The first o£ ffebruarie .1674. I begune the yeare 
with Carie Latham: : 
ttttttttttttttttt 

februarie the Twelfth moneth and hath .28. days 
monday the first: monday the 8 I was at New London 
the .9th day I winowed oats and had .35. bushels 
Thursday the .11. day the Church met at Ephraims: 
the .12. day friday Joseph and his Tenn bushells of 
Corne sabath day the 14 day it is shrove Sunday and 
volantins day: The sacrament of baptisme was admin- 
istred to Nehemiah palmer and young Tho: stantons 
Children the 17 day is to be a meeting at the widow 
Cheesbroughs being wensday the .18. day I was at 
wheelers the 21. day the sacrament of the Lords super 
the 2 d Time monday 22. the 28. day was sabath day 
Ephraims wife was ppounded to the Church: The .8. 
day it snowed an(d) ould wheeler came to Reckon 
with gershum: the 15 day of march ould wheeler owed 
to goodwife ffaning and his daughter in Law that he 
p'mised pay the next Rate 

The first moneth is march and hath .31. days mon- 
day the first: and is the yeare .1675. and Leap yeare: 
and from the Creation .5624. the first day I burned 



128 



1675 



about the house ate the farme the .4th. day Thursday 
I caried .5. bushells of Corne to John Series The .8. 
day is monday I was goeing to New London for wheels 
the .12th day ffriday I payd 10 bushells of wheat to 
mr Raymond: munday the 15 samuell was at pine 
Island Tusday the .16. I was at mill the .17. day it 
Rayned mr Richardson was heare the 18 day Thurs- 
day I payd mr stanton .10 shillings in wheate The .22. 
day monday samueles .30. acker Lott was Layd out 
wensday .24. our wheels wer brought & Thursday .25. 
we had mark the white faced mares Coult a hors Colt 
white face four white ffeet one black hoofe part of the 
Tayle white: the 28. day the sacrament was admin- 
estred monday 29. wensday 31 the meeting was heare 

The second moneth is Aprile and hath .30. days 
Thursday the first: Daniell Crum and sarah Harrish 
wer maried Tusday the 6th I was alt New London and 
A Towne meeting the same day the order about the 
Rate for one peny on the pound was Interpreted 
Thursday the .8th mr Linde was heare monday the 
.12th wee brought w T home samuels horse the 14. day 
Hanahs Cow died Thursday the .15. it was wet: and 
monday the .19. wee wer at New London Tusday the 
20th I sowed oats and pease in the playne and Thurs- 
day the .22. I sowed wheate: friday the .23. day I was 
.67. yeares ould I made an End of sowing I and my 



129 



1675 



wife went to see Rebecka Ephraims daughter: wee 
wer on wensday Laying out mr payns Thursday .29, 
wee wer Laying out Lands friday the .30 

The third moneth is may and hath .31. days sater- 
day the first: we Layd out omeganset meadow monday 
the third day mr griswold went whome there was 30s 
due for my 5 days worke saterday the .8. day wee 
made an End in the orchard monday the 10th. my 
wife and I was at fannings manaseth was heare for 
his mare: ffriday the 14. wee Looked Hanahs mare 
and was at manasses meadow and found Lams horse 
Hanah was at the ffarme and saterday the .15. mr 
Richardson would have an Atachment upon mr Noyses 
his Land Tusday the 18 day samuell went to help 
Ephraim friday the 21 we had our Calfes to Tag- 
wonck saterday the .22. wee wer weeding in the 
playne the 27 day we Layd out Land for deackon 
park the .28. for Cap taine prentice: saterday the .29. 
monday .31 

The fouerth moneth is June and hath .30. days: 
Tusday the first wensday the .2d a day of humilia- 
tion Thursday the A I was at the Court saterday the 
.6.1 came whome Tusday the .8. I was at mill wens- 
day the .9. I was at mr noyse his house saterday 12, 
samuell came whome I and my wife was at Tag- 
wonke:: Tusday the .15. goodman ffrink begun the 



130 



1675 



porch: 16. day I was at Arons the widow Chees- 
brough was maried I brought whome the cheesfat: 
mr Noyse was brought abed the .20. day it was 
sabath day: Tusday the .22. day we Raysed the 
porch: monday .(2)8. Tusday .29. the leters came 
from mr Williams to the govenor and Council I and 
benjamin was at New London wensday the 30. the 
garison was broken up: the .3. of July sabath day the 
.4th of July Leeftenant omsteed came to my house 
with the Draggoonors 

The fift moneth is July and hath .31. days: Thurs- 
day the first — Tusday the .6. day the major was 
heare with his Troop and Thursday ye 8 day The 
Troop is to set fEorth Thursday the .15 wee came 
whome I was .8. days out myself e and Two Horses 
wensday .21. a day of humilyation Thursday .22. 
wee made .8. great Cocks of Hay Thursday the .29, 
wee begun to Reape Rie wee had seven Loads of 
Abrams hay whome saterday 31: : 

The 17 day of Agust it was agreed that I should 
Take 80 1 of Leade to mr Richardson accordingly 
the .20. day friday I Tooke it:: 

The sixt moneth is Agust and hath .31. days 
sabath day the first Thursday the .5. day Abram and 
James went after philip saterday the .7th. we had 
Cut our oats wee had .670. sheaves .300. Rie sheaves 



131 



1675 



and sabath day the .8. day wensday the 11th. wee 
had .420 sheaves of sumer wheat and sabath day the 
.15. the Debate was about the Draggoonors Tusday 
the 17 a towne meeting the 18 day wee wer at New 
London sabath day the .22. The .27. we Raysed 
the Cider press the 28. it was wet sabath day .29. 
T(h)e greate storme o£ winde and high Tide pierces 
vessell Cast away at poquatuch beech much Lost of 
Corne and Hay. multitudes of Trees bio wen downe 
Tusday 31: 

The seventh moneth is September and hath .30. 
days wensday the first: the .7. day the lists were to be 
brought in the pequit Indeans set forth for Coneticut 
wensday the .8. day the .9th. day is to be kept a day of 
humiliation by the church: the .15. day is to be kept 
a day of humiliation for this country of every month 
till the Court see cause to alter it wensday the 15. 
leeftenat mason sent horses to squmatuck the 18. 
day saterday I was at New London and Carried Two 
firkins of buter to mr Raymond the 20. monday a 
towne meeting should be wensday .22. we made the 
Reeck on the fur side the Hill: sabath day .26. the 
Lords supper was administred leef tenant averie was 
heare thursday the 30: 

The .7th. of October 1675 the Constable had A way 
my white hors upon a press account 



132 



1675 



The Eight moneth is October and hath .31. days 
ffriday the first: the .6. we met to Chuse deputies 
and I was at the Examination of Ezekiel mayne: the 
.8. day is ffcryday: wee put in Ten young Catle in to 
mr Richardsons field on the .15. day being friday: 
the 22. day I was at New London I had .15. pound 
of sugar of mr Raymond I Receved 5 letters from 
bristoll wee wer fortifiing our house friday 29. wee 
had a Towne meeting and had the Election Court 
orders Reade satterday the .30. I was at meshuntapit 
The .29. day the generale Court orders was pub- 
lished: an(d) friday the fift of november Leef tenant 
mason wente to the bay and Henry steevens: the 
Constabls warant was Torne the .6d. mr Richardson 
and the Constable fell out 

The ninth moneth is November and hath .30. days: 
monday the first the third day I was ordayned Leef- 
tenant of the dragoonors: and under pay for that ser- 
vice the ComVs met at New London monday the 
.8th. Tusday the .9. the souldiers were apoynted to 
meet heare about 10. or .12. oClock: the 10 day wee 
wer at Captayne Averies the 13 day saterday John 
Averie was heare it was wet: the 12. day of this 
moneth the Rames were brought from the Island 
monday the .15. fry day the 19 th I sent to Captayne 
Averie the News the 17th was a day of humiliation: 



133 



1675 



monday .22. wee Killed Two Cows: the .21. Captayne 
pembleton sayd that suckqunce would not deliver the 
captives: monday .29. wee Looked Catle found fouer 
or five John Averie was married the .30. day Tusday 
I was at meshuntup wee killed the swine 

The Tenth moneth is December and hath .31. days 
wensday the first : : wensday the 8. it was a day of 
humiliation The 9. day Ephraims 3d sonn was borne 
all The souldiers were to be billited at the Contries 
Charge horse and man wensday the .15. Coneticut 
Armie Set forth from mr Richardsons 

from the .8. of december to the .8. of ffebruarie I 
was Imployd in the Contries service about the Indean 
warr besides 8 days in the sumer hors and man and 
my white hors Ten days being prest for John gallop. 

The eleventh moneth is Januarie and hath .31. 
days saterday the first: : The .21. the major went to 
Norwich I was at New London and samuell saterday 
22. monday 24. mr Richardson Cut out my Coat The 
Rest of this moneth I spent in the war 

The .17. of ffebruarie .1675. the souldiers were 
apoynted to goe forth 

The 2d of march 1675. 76 the papers Concerning 
Takeing the Townes bills for the Charge of warr 
came first to my hand 



134 



1675-76 



The Twelvth moneth is ffebruarie and hath 29. days: 
it being Leap yeare Tusday the first monday the .7th. 
I came whome from the war and Tusday the 8 Tus- 
day the 15. wee came from the meeting at New Lon- 
don about the souldiers goeing out wensday the .16. 
the Constable Tould me yt hee was to provide .12. 
souldiers of this Towne for Captayne Denison Tus- 
day the .22. the .23. is apoynted to (be) a day of 
humiliation Tusday .29. I was at New London they 
were makeing up theyr accounts with the Contrie for 
the souldiers The 28 day I sowed sumer wheate 

The first moneth is march and hath .31. days wens- 
day the first and it is the first yeare after the Leap 
yeare and the yeare of our Lord .1676. and from the 
Creation .5625 the first day the prisoners were de- 
livered to major palmes the 2. day wee chose Townes- 
men the 3 day I was at mill the 7th day Tusday the 
volenteers were to meet at meshuntupit and the .13. 
day of march they Returned wensday the .15. I har- 
rowed in the wheate in the playne wensday the 22 
was a day of humilliation through the whole Collony 
the garison souldiers came heare Thursday the 23. 
saterday the 25 and our Ladie day monday 27 wee 
wer to be at New London .28. wee wen to Norwich 
wensday 29. Thursday 30 f rid ay 31: : 

The 28. of march Tusday wee set forth and cam 



135 



1676 



whome the .4. of aprile Tusday wensday I went to 
Coneticut and came whome saterday 

The second moneth is April and hath .30. days 
satterday is the first and saterday the .8. monday the 
.10 and saterday the .15. wee were preparing for 
another Jorney to the Indeans at Narraganset the 17 
day to meet at Meshuntupit beeing monday and sat- 
erday .22. wee wer at Cooeesetthe 27. Thursday wee 
were free and Ended our business at New London 
saterday 29. samuell was at New London sabath day 
the 30: : 

The 23d of Aprile .1676. Tho minor was .68. 
yeares ould 

The third moneth is may hath .31 days monday 
the first: the .2d. 3d. and fouerth days I was at New 
London and brought amonition and bread for the 
Expedition to the Indeans: monday the Eight day 
Tusday the ' .9th. wee went to meshuntuck monday 
the .15. wee came from providence the .16. day New 
London souldiers went whome Thursday the .18. I 
payd mr noyse .4. bushells of wheate and .3. bushells 
of Rie in -1-12-00 fo(r) his Rate: and monday the 22. 
we fetched the Catle into the pastor wensday 24. a 
day of humiliation Thursday .25. wee washed sheep 
monday .29. wee sheered our sheep Tusday .30 
samuell and hanah was at New London wensday .31. 



136 



1676 



The fouerth moneth is June and hath .30. days the 
first is Thursday. I was at New London samuell 
went to Norwich Thursday the .8. wee Turned out 
the oxen Thursday the .15. wee were to meet all the 
souldiers at steeven Richardsons house sabath day 
the .18. the souldiers came whome to Stoneingtone 
the .21. day we mowed the Litle orchard Thursday 
the .22. saterday .24. midsumer day: samuell came 
whome from the Armie Tusday .27. samuell went 
forth Interpreter to the Armie the second time wens- 
day .28. a day of humilliation Thursday .29. friday 
.30. Captayne Averie and his wife was heare 

The fift moneth is July and hath .31. days sater- 
day is the first wensday the .5. day samuell came 
whome from the Armie sick the 8 day was saterday 
Captayne Denison was heare it was wet saterday the 
.15. wee brought whome wood the .22. saterday I 
fetched whome the prisnors from the queens Towne 
our sonn John was heare the 23d day the Armie 
marched of from mashantuckset the .26. day wee 
had all our wheat in .740. sheaves: : saterday the .29. 
our sister Sloan came wee wer at plowin in the 
playne monday the 31 wee went to quaquatage: : 

The .17. of Agust .1676. wee Caried Away the .3. 
Rams: The .18. day Tho: sha was buried mr birchid 
was heare: : 



137 



1676 



The sixt moneth is Agust and hath .31. days the 
first is Tusday the first the 2 day was a fast the .4th 
day I was at mill the .7. day wee put forth our Calves 
Tusday the .8. I hurt my back sister Averie was 
heare the .9. day wensday stoneington souldiers came 
whome wee had .6. sheepe killed with the wolfe 
monday the .14. Thomas ffaning was heare to mow: 
Tusday the .15. I was at mill wensday the .16. it was 
apoynted to be a publick day of Thanksgiveing over 
the whole Colony Tusday .22. wensday 23. a day of 
Thanksgiveing .29. wensday .30. a day of Thanksgiven 
in the Colony Thursday .31. 

The seventh moneth is September friday is the first 
and hath .30. days: friday the .8. day I carted Hay 
the .10. day was the Lords super adminintred friday 
the .15. I caried poles gershum Palmer was heare 
friday .22. I was at the County Court wensday .27. a 
day of publick thanksgiveing: saterday the .30. 

for fEering with Carie Latham from the .5. of de- 
cember .1676. tttttttttttttttt 

Tusday the .19. of december .1676 I payd mr Hide 
six shillings six pence for Two paier of specttecles no 
cases 

The Eight moneth is October and hath .31. days 
sabath day the first sabath day the .8. wee was at 



138 



1676 



yeomans about the Cow: monday the .9. I tooke up 
the pay for the .2. oxen sabath day the .15, monday 
.16. I was at New London sould my oats wensday 
.18. I sould my bull slag sabath day .22. the .2 mar- 
chants was at mr Richardsons monday .23. we begun 
to Carie muck sabath day .29. monday .30. deliver- 
ance blackman had Johns Letter The same day I 
received one Ancker of mallaces .6 Pound of sugar 
.2 quarts of Rum: of perker delivered to his sonn 
Jonathan .27. bushels of oats and still due to mee 
from mr perker one barle of mallaces and all is Even 
Tusday the .31. the .30th of this moneth our Rams 
were brought whome 

The Ninth moneth is November and hath .30. days 
wensday the first it was a day of Thanksgiven Thurs- 
day the .2d wee wer about gallops Land and mana- 
seth came heare monday & the 6 day wee met billings 
with samuells steere as hee was goeing to the bay and 
wensday the 8 the 7th day Daniel Crum and Rachell 
Roberts were maried wensday the .15. was a day of 
humilliation Thursday the .16. a greate storme sabath 
day the .19. wee had A sacrament the 21 day I 
was at New London wensday 22. Thursday .23. man- 
aseth went whome monday the .27. Aron start Junior 
and mehitable shaw were maried .28. a towne meet- 



139 



1676 



ing to publisk Court orders wensday .29. Thursday 
30 there was a snow fell 

The tenth moneth is december and hath .31. days 
the first is friday. This weeck wee killed our steere 
and swine I was ill in my back friday the .8. day and 
friday the .15. the Committee met at Norwich mon- 
day the 18. wee drove our Catle to Tagwounck wens- 
day the .20th we met at mr Noyse his house and 
agreed to pay for the wine. 1 s a man. 11 of us for 
the yeare Ensueing friday the 22 Captayne Chapman 
was heare: Captayne dennison came whome I begun 
to Thresh sumer wheat 23. day our dogg was shot 
Thursday .28. a meeting to Chuse Constables the 
same day I payd mr Noyse .7. bushels of wheate .35. 
Towards his Next yeares Rate, sabath day the .31. 

The leventh moneth is Januarie and hath .31. days 
monday the first sabath day the .7th. the order from 
the Councell was published munday the .8th. wee 
Caried up Joseph his Corne friday the .12th. mana- 
seth was heare with the guns munday the .15. and 
wensday the .17. our first Lectuer was at the meet- 
ing house Thursday the .18. day I made an end of 
threshing wheate we had .36. bushels Y<z sabath day 
.21. the Lords super was administred but .12. Com- 
unicants appeared, monday .22. 23. we visited our 
Neighbors: moses was sicke: monday 29 30. day wee 



140 



1676-77 



wer at mr Noyses sister Averie was heare: wensday 
.31. I winnowed oats, the 15 of march 1676-77 hanah 
came from New London 

The Twelfth moneth is ffebruarie and hath .28. 
days Thursday the first and is the first yeare after the 
Leape yeare wensday the .7th. lectuer day Thursday 
the .8. day monanup and his son Returned friday the 
9 day I payd benjamin palmer for Hanah bodies 
Thursday the .15th. day I was at weequatequk and at 
babcots and The 18 and 19 Thomas Averie was 
heare: and Thursday the 22 friday the .23. we fecthed 
whome the horse monday the .26. a Towne meeting 
about a smith samuel sent his Corne to mr baldwin 
Thursday the .28. day Nathaniell park and sarah 
geares were maried it was our Lectuer day the 28 day 
wensday 

The first moneth is march and hath 31. days Thurs- 
day the first: it is the secend yeare after the Leape 
yeare: from the Creation .5626. and the yeare of our 
Lord .1677. Tusday the .6. day I was at mr Sanders. 
Thursday the .8. day wee begun to plow in the playne 
Thursday .15. there was a Court warned but the 
select men came not only Nathaniell Cheesbrough 
the .16 & 17. days wee Cast mucke and burned 
ground Thursday .22. I had my plow Irons mended 
wee had sowed all our whete Thursday .29. 30 day I 



141 



1677 



was at mill .31. day saterday we plowed the wheat 
stuble. 

The second moneth is Aprill hath .30. days sabath 
day the first: this weecke wee made an End of plow- 
ing in the playne sabath day the .8. wee had the sacra- 
ment of the Lords super: this day the Constables 
prest men the 10. day I was at New London and 
Thursday the .12. day our sister Sloan went away the 
same day Captayne Denison marcht of the .14. he 
came whome sabath day the .15. day and sabath day 
the .22. the .23d I was 69. yeares ould: the 25 I was 
at New London The 28. 29. mr willis was heare 
sabath day the .29. monday the 30 

The .19. day of Januarie 1679 80 I delivered to 
Jonathan perker .30. bushells of oats to be payd in a 
barle of good malases and other barbades goods. 

Due to mr parker of New London this 2d day of 
June 1677 to be payd in butter for .14. pound of 
Coten woll and .3 quarts of Rum -01-05-00 

The .21. of ffebruarie 1677-78 I Received of Mr 
Lindes upon mr perkers account fouer pounds of 
Coten woole five shillings 

of mrs perker six pound of sugar -00-03-00 the 3d 
of July .1678. I recevid one barles of malasses 20 



142 



1677 



pound of Cotten: 20 pound of sugar six pound of 
sugar: 2 quarts of Rum: 2 bushels of salt (canceled.) 

The second day of June 1677 I delivered to mr 
parker at New London Twentie five bushels of oats. 
That is to say Twentie bushels for a barle of mallaces 
Two quarts of Rum and six pound of sugar To be 
payd at his coming whome: and The other five bushels 
to be payd in other pay after Two shillings six pence 
a bushell: only one quart of Rum is alredy payd 
Towards the five bushels The .17. day of July deliv- 
ered one firkin of buter 

The .21. of ffebruarie mr. Ralph perker had 
ffowertie one bushells of oats (canceled) weighed .76. 
pound that is 01-12-00 one quart of Rum samuell had 
-(canceled) 

The Third moneth is may hath .31. days the first: 
Tusday the .8. wensday .9. I went to Hartford: 
Tusday the 15. and Tusday the .22. I came from 
Hartford goodman Searles and his wife was heare 
wee had a yew Lamed: The .27. day the sacrament 
of the Lords super was administred the .28. I was 
at New London there is due to mr perker 1-5-0 for 
Coten woole and Rum the same day I made Even 
with mrs Raymond Tusday .29. Thursday .31. a day 
of humilliation samuell went to bostowne. the court 
marshall is to meet at Leeftenant masons 



143 



1677 



The 2d of June .1677 I delivered to mr. perker at 
New London Twentie five bushells of oats Twentie 
bushels for a barell or Mallaces .2 quarts of Rum six 
pound of sugar to be payd at his coming whome. the 
other five bushels in other pay: one quart of Rum 
(blurred) 

The fouerth moneth is June hath .30 days friday 
the first: the 2d day 1 was at New London friday the 
8 saterday the 9th day I was at New London the 
.11th. day wee went to Naraganset and come whome 
the .15. da(y) to steeven Richardsons being friday 
monday the major and mr banks went to Norwich 
being the 18 day friday 22: wee met at mr Noyses I 
payd him 2 bushells of Indean Corne and one bushell 
of wheat that is all that was due: for this yeare friday 
.29. a meeting at mr Noyses saterday the .30. Re- 
beckah Averie was heare: mr Richardson was heare 
hee came from bostowne 

The fift moneth is July hath .31. days sabath day 
the first: wee had the sacrament of the Lords supper 
administred saterday the 7. wee had hay into the 
barne sabath day the 8. saterday the .14. I had all 
the orchard hay into the barne my Hors was shewed 
sabath day the .15. the 16 day I was at mill The .21. 
wee broke our cart wee had Out our oats and sabath 
day the .22. monday it was wet wensday 25 s. James 



144 



1677 



day I cut my pease and the oats were all Cut: sabath 
day the .29. monday the 30 wee had all our wheate 
in .770. sheaves Tusday the .31: : 

The .13. of Agust 1677 Joseph stanton and Hanah 
Lord was maried as steeven Richardson tould mee 
the .16. of december she was delivered. 

The sixth moneth is Agust hath .31. days wensday 
the first: James willet was maried The .4. day wee 
had .8. Loads of Hay stackt up wensday the .8. day 
monday the .13. samuell and abram went to Tag- 
wonck to mow wensday the .15. saterday the .18. 
Captayne Avery was heare Tusday .21. wee caried 
away our Rams wensday .22. Thursday 30., steeven 
Richardson and Hanah agreed about the gerle: friday 
.31. it was wet we had one barle of Cider pounded. 

The seventh moneth is September hath .30. days 
saterday the first: wensday the .5. my hors was 
shewed the 2d time The .6. day we had a Towne 
meeting saterday the .8. the 9th day wee had the 
Lords super adminstred saterday the .15. monday the 
.17. saterday .22. monday .24. Thomas avery went to 
bostowne Thursday 27 A meeting to Chuse deputies 
and 28 I was at Thomas perks saterday .29. and 
mickelmas day sabath day the 30: 

Tho: Averie and Hanah Minor was maried the. 22. 



145 



1677 



of October 1677: : 26 day I maried our sister Eliza- 
beth sloan. 

The .8th. moneth is October hath .31. days monday 
the first and monday the .8 day wee went to mr mos. 
and monday the 15. Thursday .18. Thomas Averie & 
I was at the ffarme and at Thomas perks they Tould 
mee that Thomas perks would have the mares and 
friday the 19 I payd Two bushels }4 of Corne to 
billings for Turneps and brought whome one bushell 
of Turneps monday the .22. Ephraim and Hanah and 
Josephs wife was heare the .27. I had 6. bushells of 
Corne and one peck of Abrams. mr Noyse is gon 
into the bay the 30th day William benit and Susana 
bright was maried the .10th of October I put my 
shoulder out of Joynt. 

The Ninth moneth is November hath .30. days 
Thursday the first: the .7. day my shoulder was set: 
Thursday the .8. the .9. brother Avery and sister 
were heare John Lam was buried monday the 12 I 
was at mill: Thursday the .15. my Brother Jonah 
palmer and his sonn samuell was heare and went 
away, the .16. day goodwif bills was heare and 
Thursday .22. monday .26. sam wente to the bay the 
same day wee fetched the Rames whome Thursday 
the .29. I lent steeven Richardson .24 £. of lead: 



146 



1677 



friday the .30. Tusday the 4th of December 1677 the 
storme o£ snow. 

v The .12. of ffebruarie 1677 I made Even with Carie 
Latham: 

The Tenth moneth is december hath .31. days sater- 
day the first: sabath day the .2d. mr Tho: stanton de- 
parted saterday the .8 day samuell came whome 
Tusday the .12. mr Noyse begun his Lectuer saterday 
the .15. The 19 day mr Noyse was heare saterday the 
.22. it was wet I wrot to my Cousin william minor and 
saterday .29. monday .31. Crary and Cristabele Gallop 
was maried 

The .7th. of Januarie billings and ffish was heare 
Tho: stanton and John Denison tooke the grand Jurie 
oath 

The leyenth moneth is Januarie hath 31. days 
Tusday the first the .2d was the Lectuer day Clement 
and manaseth was heare and Tusday the .8. day I had 
payd for mr Noyse .2. bushels of Corne to the smith 
.2. bushells to goodman searles the .10. day wee paid 
our mony for the wine the .13. day wee had the sacra- 
ment The .14. day I begun to thresh Tusday the .15. 
and Tusday the .22. sam was gon to Cheesbroughs 
.23. the Lectuer wee had whome the sleed Tusday 



147 



1677-78 



.29. Jonathan gilbert Tooke the prisers oath: Thurs- 
day 31 I made an end of threshing wheate 
ttttttttt sacrament 

ffebruarie theTwelvth moneth hath .28. days: friday 
the first the second yeare after the Leape yeare: 
friday the .8. Tusday the 12. I was at New London 
the .13. day our Lecter and a Court friday the .15. 
gershum Cotrel and berthia wilcox. were maried the 
.16. day I caried .2. bushells of corne and one bushell 
of wheate to mr Noyse our Nayls were brought whome 
friday 22. the 25 day I made an End of threshing 
Tusday .26. denis Called had .12. pound and halfe of 
woole to spin the .27. day wee met at mr Noyes 
Thursday the .28. I made an End of Cleaving of 
Capboard Joseph brought whome the gray mare 

The first moneth is march hath .31. days friday the 
first and the yeare of our Lord .1678. the third yeare 
after the Leape yeare and from the Creation 5627. 
The .2d. sacrament was administred the third day: 
the .6. day the lectuer the .7. day the Towne meet- 
ing the .8. day fry day I sould my horse Two mares 
friday the 15 the prisonor was aprhended the .20. 
day I sowed wheate and oats in the playne friday the 
.22. the .23. Thomas Averys house was raysed friday 
the .29. sabath day the .31. prayd for Daniel stanton 



148 



1678 



The .5. of April I begun the yeare with Carie 
Latham for ffering.f f f f ttttt 

The second moneth is April hath .30. days monday 
the first monday the .8.1 caried one bushel of Corne 
and an halfe to Renolds for Hanah's box the .7. day 
the .3d. sacrament was administred and munday the 
.15. the Comitee measured gallops Land tusday .16. 
I was Taken Lame the .18 day Thursday a day of 
Humilliation monday the .22. wee tooke up Hanahs 
mare .23. I was seventy yeares ould the .24. day it 
snowed The .29. I was at New London Tusday .30. 
apoynted to Chuse Deputies 

The .13. of Januarie 1679 I had payd to mr Noyse 
.8. bushels 80 of wheate and .3. bushels of pease 
.2-1-00 for his Rate in the yeare .1680 

may is the Third moneth hath .31. days wensday 
the first: and wensday the .8. manaseth was heare 
The .9th. day the meeting was at mr Noyses: sabath 
day the .12. wee had the fouerth sacrament the .13. 
day Daniell masons wife was buried wensday the .15. 
Joseph was about the porch chamber and wensday 
.22. wet wether wheellers horse came into the feild 
wensday 29. Joseph son Benjamin begun to mend 
Thursday 30 John Denison was heare friday 31. the 
29 day wee washed our sheep the 31 day I begun to 



149 



1678 



hew gises for the seller the .3d of June wee sowed 
pease. 

June is the fouerth moneth hath .30. days saterday 
the first: wee shore our sheep and Saturday the .8. 
wee planted Cabeg plants wee turned ou(t) 4 calves: 
one pide steer calfe one black Kow calf e with a white 
Tayle and one black steere calfe with a white Tayle 
the .12. day manaseth fBecthed wool saterday the .15.. 
the Indean begun the Chimney Ephraims wife was. 
heare the .19. day a day of humilliation the .23. day 
wee had the .5. sacrament satterday the .22. day 
Tusday .25. Hanah went to her owne house 27. I was 
at new London saterday 29. sabath day .30. 

The .8. day of July Thomas Avery brought his 
fouer Calves hither. 

July is the fift moneth. hath .31. days monday the 
first: and monday the .8. day Tho Averie and hanak 
was heare: wee made an End Laying the hearth in 
the Li tie hous the 9. day and monday .15. the 
.17. day wensday the Turneps in the Litle yard was- 
sowen I had bin at mill mr Richardson and star was 
heare: monday .22. 23. Hanah was heare monday 29. 
wensday .31. wee had made an end of Reapeing wee 
had Six gags of oats & .200. sheaves of wheate 



150 



1678 



The .5th. day of Agust .1678. william pots and 
Rebeckah Avery was maried. 

August is the sixth moneth hath .31. days Thurs- 
day the first the meeting at mr Noyses: the .4th. 
day Sonday the sixt sacrament was administred and 
the .7th. day Leeftenant samuell mason tooke the 
Comisionrs oath the .8. day Thursday wee stoned 
the new well mrs Richardson was heare. Tusday the 
.13. Edmund ffraning and margaret: billings was 
maried: Thursday the .15. and Thursday .22. wee 
gave in our lists: monday 26. wee caried away our 
Rams: wee had ended our Hay Thursday .29. samuel 
was at New London: hanah was heare my wife was 
sick the .30. day a meeting of the Commitee 

September is the seventh moneth hath 30. days 
sabath day the first: sabath day the .8. our busines 
about ffornication Tusday the .17. County Court at 
New London the .19. day Debrah was dead sabath 
day 22 and sabath day .29. and mickelmas day mon- 
day the .30: 

The .9th. of October .1678. I payd all and balanced 
the accounts with Henrie Eli(o)t Tho: Minor 

The 13. of November .1678. al ballanced Eli(o)t 
was .9. s. in my debt. 

The Eight moneth is October hath .31. days Tusday 



151 



1678 



the first: samuell delivered his Two Kows to Henrie 
Eli(o)t sabath day the sixt day wee had the .7th. 
sacrament: the 7 day monday wee were to chuse 
de-putys Tusday the .8. Tusday .15. monday .21. 1 
fecthed Two thousand of Nayls of Henrie Eli(o)t 
Tusday .22. I was at mill 24 day wee went to Tag- 
wonck it was wet The 25. day peeter Chock came 
heare. 28 day we wer at New London .29. Tusday the 
.30. wee ffetehed whome the Earns .31. a day of 
Thanksgiveing. 

November is the Ninth moneth hath .30. days 
friday the first: the .4th. day peeter Chock went to 
his wife the 3d. samuell was Taken Sick ffriday 
the. 8. friday the .15. sabath day the .17. the .8. 
sacrament was administred wensday the .20. our 
samuell was strangely taken the Same day Colver 
an(d) billings was heare the same day there was 
magets many seen in the Tray of milke alive Thurs- 
day. 21. a of day humiliation in all the three Collonys 
ffriday .22. Nathaniell Cheesbrough departed and 
ffriday 29. Thomas wheeler had away his Two sheep 
saterday the .30. Hanah is to goe whome 

22 of december samuell came to the meeting house 

December is the tenth moneth hath .31. days 
sabath day the first wensday the 4th. wee kiled our 



152 



1678 



Kow the .5 day I was at New London with the Taner 
the .7th. day wee looked the young Catle sabath day 
.8. and sabath day the 15. my wife and I went both 
to the meeting house and Left samuell at whome 
ffryday the 20th. Isack wheeler fetched away his .2. 
steers saterday .21. I spake with mr Noyse at deanes 
sabath day the 22. monday .23. samuell was let 
blood Tusday 24. Hanah was heare sabath day .29. 
Tusday .31. 

The .25. or .26. of march .1679. margret ffaning 
was delivered of a Ohilde 

The .21. of this moneth Nathaniell Cheesbroughs 
Daughter died with the distemper 

January is the leventh moneth hath 31. days wens- 
day the first a snow and wet I begun to thresh wheate 
sabath day the 5 wee had the .9 sacrament wensday 
the .8.1 was at mr Noyses the greate snow about his 
Indean women: and wensday the .15. and wensday 
22. a day of humillyation for this County the .23. 
wee were at ququatag wee winowed wheate wee had 
.32. bushells and an halfe wee were to publish the 
Indeans the 24. day orders, monday .27. wee had 
payd mr Noyse .8. bushels of wheate 30 day I was at 
mill the .31. "day wee branded the black horse Coult 
and Josepths bay geldin 



153 



1678-79 



februarie is the Twelvth month hath 28. days 
saterday the first: the .6. day Thursday the Church 
met at mr Noyses house about mr Richardson and 
Captayne denison saterday the .8. the .12 day wens- 
day 1 made an End of threshing of oats saterday the 
15, the .19 day of ffasting the .21. day wee made mr 
Noyses Eate .61. pound and broched the barel of 
Cider saterday the 22. the .20. day Clement & Hanah 
went whom and Joseph had samuels young mare sat- 
erday the .8. I tooke up the black mare 

it was in the .5. day of march 78-79 mrs bruster 
was buried the 12. day ffather avery was buried: 
Henrie Eli(o)t was here to be maried Curtice brought 
the wine 

The ffirst month is march hath .31. days saterday 
the ffirst and the yeare of our Lord .1679. and Leape 
yeare and from the Creation .5628. and saterday the 
.8. Joseph had Two bushells of oats the .12. day I 
sowed wheate and had sowed pasneps. the .14. day 
wee apoynted to make the Country Rate saterday the 
.15. monday .17. I wrot to England Tusday the .18. 
John babcock fecthed the Kow the 19 day the fast 
saterday 22 Tusday .25. our Lady day Ephraim had 
two bushels of oats: the .26. day I made an end of 
sowing of English corne Thursday 27. day the meet- 
ing at mr Noyses saterday 29. sabath day the sacra- 



154 



1679 



ment was administred monday 31. it snowed the 
govenor was at mr Richardsons 

The second moneth is April hath .30 dayes Tusday 
the first Tusday the .8 mrs Richardson good wife 
deane was heare Tusday the 15. wensday met marjor 
winthroup ate the mill the 17 day I delivered the 
deed of my fif(t)ie ackers of Land to gershum Ootrell 
there is still due to mee Twenty shillings of mony the 
.20. day Hanah son was borne Tusday .22. I was at 
New London .23. I was .71. years ould saterday the 
.26. my wife and Ann went to Hanahs hous and 
caried ye "bed: it being saterday Tusday the 29. we 
Chose deputys wensday the 30: 

the .3. of may .1679. Leef tenant mason Took .5. 
botls of rum from an Indean yt sayd shee Took it of 
mrs Livin 

The Third moneth is may hath .31. days Thursday 
the ffirst we met at mr noyses we layd out Jane bab- 
cocks land sabath day the .4th. wee had the sacra- 
ment adminestred the .6. day Tusday mr Richardson 
and I set forth for Coneticut Thursday the 8. Thurs- 
day the .15. saterday .17. I came whome monday the 
.19. I payd my Rate and sams and there was nineteen 
shillings and Ten pence halpeny still due to us: the 
.20. day leef tenant mason toke the Com r s oath. 



155 



1679 



Thursday .22. Thursday .29. saterday .31. Tho Avery 
and his wife went whome 

The fourth month is June and hath .30. days 
sabath day the hirst sabath day the .8. monday 9 wee 
shore our sheep sabath day the .15. mr John Rich- 
ardson Taught at our meeting house the Church had 
som talk Oo(n)cerning the meeting of the minesters 
the .16. day my wife Rod to mr Mosses: sabath day 
.22. Thursdday 26. day the meeting is to bee at mr 
Noyses the .29. day the sacrament of the lords supper 
was administred the .30 day I was warned to apeare 
at Hartford about his majesties speacall service: the 
second day of July wee were to set forth being wens- 
day 

The ffift moneth is July and hath .31. days Tusday 
the ffirst the 2d wee went to Coneticut the .6. day 
wee came whom the .8. the meeting at mr Noyses 
being tusday the ninth day wee perfected the Rate: 
Tusday the .15. Testimonies taken wensday the .16. 
the mee(t)ing at Norige wee begun to Cary Hay 
Thursday the .22. Thomas Avery brought hither his 
Calves .23. wensday I was at mill: the 28. day I was 
at new London tusday the 29. Thursday 31 

the meeting at mr Noyses the 14 of Agust the .17. 
a sacrament it being sabath day 



156 



1679 



the sixt month is Agust and hath .31. days ffriday 
the first tusday .5. day wee all our oats in wensday 
the .6. day wee had all our wheat e .800. sheaves 
Thorn averie was heare ffriday the .9. day we had all 
our Calves in mond the .11. our Earns were Carried 
to the Island, major palmes was heare ffryday the 
.15. Thomas Averies 2 Calves were fetched whome 
the .22. wee gathered our peases Renolds had a 
wheather twelve shillings prise the .28. wee powned 
peases ffriday .29. saterday .30. mr Eichardson 
shewed mee the letter dated .15. of July recevied it 
the night before sabath day .31. saterday 30 the 
meeting apoynted at my hous about benit deane & 
Richardson 

The seventh moneth is September and hath .30. 
days monday the first and monday the 8. a meeting 
at Henrie Eli(o)ts house monday 15 wee wer at 
quaquatag Tusday the 16 a County Court at New 
london my wife was at Tagwonck the Rhod Island 
Cour(t) monday 22 william Jonson and Elizabeth 
badcock were maried our Calf was caried to leftenant 
masons monday .29. samuell is goeing to the bay: it 
is michelmas day 

The .14. of December mosses Child was buried it 
was sabath day. 



157 



1679 



The Eight moneth is October hath .31. days wens- 
day the first wensday the 8 day I was at Coneticut 
wensday .15. the .16. day I came whome the .17. day 
I shaked downe the aples wensday .22. I caried Cap- 
tayne pendiltons booke whome samuell drove the 
steeres to Tho Avery wee had gathered all our aples 
the .27. day monday wee ffetched whome our Eames 
wensday .29. the .30 day I sould my oats to Jonathan 
perker ffiriday the 31 The firkin of butter that Curtice 
had weighed .77. pound the first of November. 

The ninth moneth is November and hath 30. days 
saterday the ffirst monday the 3d mansseh came 
heare: samuell went to the bay saterday the .8. day 
manaseth went whome sabath day the ninth day we 
had no sermon and saterday the .15. samuell came 
whome from bostowne: sabath day the .16. widow 
waler died wensday the .19. shee was buried sater- 
day the 22 samuell was at New London monday 24. 
wee met at Colvers about Crarie Thursday .27 the 
meeting at mr Noyses hous Dimon bark was Cast 
away sabath day .30. the sacrament was administred 

Eeceived of william Clisbee 0-16-9 
Received of mr moss -00-18-06 

The tenth moneth is December and hath .31. days 
monday the ffirst: The .5. day I was at New london 



158 



1679 



with my Hide wee had kild our Cow and .5. swine 
the .6. day we kild a sheep: the .8. day monday I 
payd .3. bushels of pease to mr Noyses towards the 
next yeares Rate by ould york I fecht 2 barels from 
steeven the 12 and 13. day we mad .3. barles of 
drinke: monday the 15. sam brought whome the sow 
& 5 piggs monday 22 manaseth was heare Ephraim 
and Joseph kiled theyr swine: 24. day manaseth went 
whome Thursday .25. Christmas day our Constables 
to be Chosen my wife verie sick Tusday the .30. 
wensday .31. the grate snow fBell 

The leventh moneth is Januarie and hath .31. days 
Thursday the ffirst the .6. day we had Turneps at 
maynes wensday the 7th. a day of ffasting and prayer 
Through the whole Colony Thursday the .8. day the 
10. day saterday I begun to thresh the .13. day I 
payd mr Noyse: 8 bushels of wheate Thursday the 
.15. the 20 day wee are to meet at mr Noyses the 
bretheren only that day I fell downe the stayers 
Thursday .22. Clark came 23 day I went for the 
young flors Thursday .29. M. S.: R L: saterday .31. 
I went to see Ephraim that night mrs moss departed 
this life: sabath day the .8. of ffebruarie 1679-80 1 
begun with Carie latham 

The Twelvth moneth is ffebruarie and hath .29. 
days : and sabath day the hirst and sabath day the .8. 



159 



1679-80 



mr Noyse was at New london I Received peeter 
Chocks leter the 9th day wee met at Robins Towne 
sabath day the 15. the 16 samuell went to pachaug 
my yong horse was Taken up the 14. day Valentines 
day and sabath day the .22. the sacrament of the 
Lords super administred the .25. day we were at mr 
Noyses house sabath day the .29. 

The .8. day of ffebruarie 1679:80 I begun the 
yeare with Carie latham -ttttt 

The first moneth is march hath .31. days monday 
the first and is the first yeare after the leap yeare and 
the yeare of our lord 1680 monday the ffirst day the 
.2d. day wee made an end of Threshing we had .56. 
bushels of oats and monday the .8. wee Layd out the 
Contrie high ways Thomas and Han ah was heare: 
samuell mason had six shillings worth of Cider Tusday 
the first day of Catachiseing at mr Noyses house the 
.13. day monday the .15. I begun to garden: monday 
.22. day twesday wee begun to sow wheat we met at 
mr masons about goodwife Renolds and her Two 
daughters Thursday .25. a greate snow mr Richard- 
son Tould me that the Rhod Islanders were com to 
run the Line it is Called our Lady day the same night 
I aquainted mr sa(m) mason wensday .31. we are to 
meet at mr masons house 

The second moneth is April and hath .30. days the 



160 



1680 



first Thursday wee met at mr Noyses the .4th. day 
sabath wee had a sacrament the .6. day Thomas & 
Hanah went whome we began the ferry .7. day Ann 
went to Hanahs Thursday the .8. sam cut his legg the 
13. day Thursday the .15. it thundred and Rained it 
was apoynted for to Chuse millitarie officers the 17. 
day I made even with Renolds & moss only my Two 
barles Thursday .22. a Trayning. 23d I entred into 
72 our old spotted sow was lost Thursday .29. ffriday 
30. wee had payd mr Noyse Three bushels of peas 
Eight bushels of wheate five bushels of Indean Come 
the whole is ffiftie three shillings and six pence for 
this yeare. 1680 : : 

The third moneth is may .31. days the first saterday 
the .3d day the soril mare ffolled saterday the .8. wee 
were at Tagwonck monday the .10. I delivered ffouer 
bushel of Indean corne to John ffrink for Agustine 
williams the .11. day I am to set forth to the Court 
saterday the .15. I was at Coneticot and saterday the 
.22. I came whome: saterday .29. heare was Testi- 
monys Taken monday 31. heare was more Testimonys 
to be taken 

The .23d. of June .1680 samuell stanton and boren- 
del denison was maried 

The .16. of June 1680. a day of humilliation 
Through the Collony 



161 



1680 



The fouerth monetK is June hath .30. days the first 
Tusday County Court at New london Tusday the .8th. 
wensday the .9th. wee shore our sheep : the 14th. day 
samuell went to the bay Tusday the .15. I Received 
one bushell and halfe o£ oats of mr Richardson for 
atachment and other writings against June Court and 
one gal lion of Cider Thursday the .17. I was at New 
london ffor mallases Tusday .22. mr Edward Randulph 
was heare wee wened our Calves : and Tusday .29. 
wensday the .30. wee put out .9. Calves 4. ours. 5 of 
samuels 

The .21. of July 1680 : the marshall was heare and 
seased mr Joseph Clerke : : 

The fift month is July hath .31. days the first Thurs- 
day The .8. day is Thursday a towne meeting to 
publish Court orders The .9th day a meeting at mr 
Noyses and Thomas Eemans Edwards was buried mr 
Richardson at Rhod Island the .15. Thursday wee 
were att Tagwonck: Saxstone was maried To the widow 
Cheesbrough Thursday the .22. a meeting at mr 
Noyses ould wheeller was there: Thursday .29. sater- 
day .31. Renolds Abused in the Eevning by severall 
persons T. f : E B: E C: 

28. of Agust .1680. Ephraims his .4th sonn was 
borne 



162 



1680 



The sixt moneth is Agust hath .31. days sabath day 
the first the 3d day wee had our wheateand oats in 
sabath day the Eight I was ill sabath day the .15. the 
.16. day our Earns was caried away samuel went to 
bostowne sabath day the .22. the 23. day Curtice was 
heare sabath day .29. Tusday .31. I was with all the 
sick folke Towards poquatuck 

The 3d of September .1680. my soril horse died 
The same day steeven Eichardson was to go to Ehod 
Island 

The seventh moneth is September 30 days the first 
wensday the 2 day Thursday wee blooded our horses 
mr Noyse was heare and Thursday I gathered our 
hops .T.G.I was heare wensday 8 wensday the .15. 
the .16. day wee made Cider Tho Eose maried. John 
Ascraft buried and wensday .22. I was at poqunump 
and Tagwonck we had all our salt Hay whome wensday 
.29. Thursday the .30:: 

The .13. of October .1680. I received of william 
Clisbee one firkin: one pair of gloves .4. laces, one 
yard of cruel. 

The Eight moneth is October hath .31. days the first 
friday Thomas Averie and his wife was heare ffryday 
the .8.1 had shews of Thomas Eose wee gathered the 
aples of the litle orchard 20 bushels ffriday the .15. I 
was at new london had .28. yards of lining at £3-10s- 



163 



1680 



and 2 shillings in thread and ffriday 22. 23 I made an 
end makeing of Cider the 25. Thomas and Hanah went 
whome with theyr sope ffriday .29. I was at Clisbees ' 
and mill sabath day .31. 

the 26 day of October .1680. samuells 2 men went 
to Woodcocks hunting 

The .28. day wee met at mr Noyses moses Captayne 
pendilton John ffish Tho Minor 

The ninth month is November hath 30. days the 
first monday and monday the .8. day the .12. day 
friday we brought whom our Rams monday the 15. 
hanahs second sonn was borne and monday the 22 
samuell sent his pork to New london wensday .24th. 
day the marsh all served the Execution on payns land 
mr balden steeven Richardson swore prisors: 25. 
Captayn denison took out Atachment against morse 
and monday .29. samuell went to bostowne the .30th. 
day there fell a greate snow 

The last two weeks of November or about the 15 
day & the begining of December the greate blase 
was seen in the skie and Continued to the .15. or .16. 
of Januarie 

The tenth moneth is december hath .31. days the 
first wensday and wensday the .8. the .10th. day 
samuell came from bostowne the ,11th. day Thomas. 



164 



1680 



Averie had away the white Cow the .12. day Josephs 
fouerth daughter was borne wensday the .15. a day 
of humiliation in The whole Colony wensday the .22. 
Thomas John and Christopher Avery was heare wee 
Tooke up the mares and Thursday the .23. a meeting 
at mr Noyses: saterday .25. and Christmas day the 
.26. day the Lords supper to be administred the .30. 
day a day of Choyse of Towne officers ffryday .31. I 
had been lame. 

The leventh moneth is Januarie hath .31. days the 
first saterday and saterday the .8. sams Cow Calved 
and saterday the .15. I had been lame in my ffeet .3. 
weeks the .16. good wife deane was p pounded to the 
Church the .17. day the Canoow went to New Lon- 
don Clement manaseth Hanah and Thomas Avery 
was heare The 20 day I began to thresh pease satter- 
day .22. I was at samuell masons saterday .29. 
the .30. mr woodbrige Taught heare monday .31. 
Thomas Avery was heare: : 

The last of ffebruarie or the ffirst of march 1680-81 
Ebenezer billings was to An Comstock maried 

The twelvth month is Ffebruarie hath 28. days the 
first Tusday a verie wet day wensday the .2. sam 
went to boston the .6. manaseth cam hither Tusday 
the .8. a towne meeting warned on wensday Tusday 
the .15. manaseth was to go whome he wrought heare 



165 



1680-81 



8. days the .16. day manaseth went whome Tusday 
.22." the Constables tooke theyr oath: monday the 
.28. day wee payd goodman searles ffouer bushels of 
Indean Corne .10. shillings 

25. of march .1681. samuell tooke the plow lands 
to sow out plow the halfes it being the lady day 

The ffirst month is s mareh and hath .31. days Tus- 
day the ffirst the second after the leape yeare and the 
yeare of our Lord .1681. and from the Creation 
.5630. I had been very lame in my ffeet and hands 
sabath day the .6.1 was not at the meeting Tusday 
the .8. day and Tusday the .15. York had atachment 
monday the 21. sam was at New London Tusday .22. 
sam Closed all acounts with Haris the .24. wee met 
at mr Noyses in p peration to the sacrament: samuell 
tooke all the Corne to sow and to plant to halfes for 
this yeare the 25 of march: sabath day .27. the sac- 
rament is to be administred Tusday the .29. Bphraim 
and his wife was heare Thursday .31. 

The second month is April and hath .30. days the 
ffirst fBryday the C(h)urch met at mr Noyses about 
mr Richardson and Mayne monday the .4th. the day 
ffor Catekising of Children ffriday the .8th. day we 
wer veiwing the tyd at mistick and the .11th. day 
againe the .13. day apoynted to be a day of humillia- 



166 



1681 



tion ffriday the .15. samuell was at New london the 
.18. day wee met at samuell masons ffriday .22. I 
sowed the garden John Hartnes went to ffishers 
Island saterday .23d I Entred into 73. yeares of my 
age samuell came whome ffrom bostowne and ffriday 
.29. our sister Chapman was heare and hanah sater- 
day the 30 I had whome my new Cart from Ephraim 

The .6. of may 1681 Joseph stantons second wife 
was buried: the .8. day I received Brother Benjamin 
his Letter from Antego. 

The third moneth is may and hath .31. days the 
ffirst is sabath day & sabath day The .8. the .9th. 
day my wife went to see good wife Holmes the .10. 
day wee went to halehage sabath day the .15. the .16. 
day I was to see Jonathan Avery the .17. day I shot 
the boards and sabath day 22. 23 I was at New 
london ffor malasses. I caried the Contribusion for 
Condy and sabath day the .29. monday the ,30th. 
samuell drove .12. Catle to Narraganset Thomas Ed- 
wards wife brought thither Two black piggs Tusday 
the .31. 

mrs Noyse is to goe to bostowne June the .13th. 
1681. 

Tbe ffouerth moneth is June and hath .30. days 
the ffirst is wensday and Tusday the .7th. wee were 



167 



1681 



at yeomans wensday the .8. day wee shore our 
sheep I was at the Court: wensday the .15. a day of 
humiliation The .16. a meeting at mr Noyses house 
wensday .22. the .21. samuel came from mr smiths 
Thursday .23. my wife was at Thomas Averys: the 
.27. I was at Clements. 28. my wife ffell out of the 
Canoow: wensday .29. I and my wife went to mill 
Thursday the .30. my wife very sick mr Jeremie 
Hobart came to Daniell Masons house 

about the .10th. of Agust .1681 Benjamin palmer 
brought whome his wife 

The fift moneth is July and hath .31. days the 
ffirst is ffryday the fift day is Tusday: Clements sec- 
ond wife died our daughters in law was heare and 
hanah and her husband and Children the .8. day 
hanah went whome Joseph and Samuell gon to New 
london ffiryday and ffryday the .15. samuell is gon to 
bostowne the .16. day the sun apeared very Strang 
and pale ffryday .22. sam Came from bostowne I was 
at mr Noyses and at Ephraim and Josephs and ffri- 
day 29. we had into the barne .4. loads of oats 2. of 
of wheate. one of pease the 30 day I was at Crandalls 
mill sabath day the .31: 

The sixt moneth is Agust and hath .31. days the 
ffirst is monday our Three Earns and one yew was 



168 



168X 



Caried away my wife went to Tagwonck the .8. day 
monday goo(d) wife springer had the .3. piggs: the 
.11. & the .12th days the Elders were heare and 
monday the .15. Samuel was in the bay the .18 a 
generall day of humilliation the .19. day it Rayned 
and samuell came whome monday .22. Tusday .23. I 
was at Crandals mill: Thursday .25. John ffish and 
Hanah steere was maried: and monday .29. at mill? 
Tusday 30 sam drove home Thomas Averies yearelings 
wensday .31. 

The seventh month is September and hath .30. days 
the ffirst is Thursday wensday the .7. Thursday the 
.8. day samuell bought benits horse marie Lord was 
heare The .9. day samuell went to New London 
Thursday the .15. Jonathan Avery was buried: Thurs- 
day .22. I was at new London Court monday .26. wee 
began to make Cider: we had Two Cow Calves Killed 
and Thursday .29. the ffreemen were to Chuse deputies 
ffriday .30: 

The .18. day of this October .1681. william marsh 
was maried and Elizabeth yeomans the same day 
Joseph came to learne to write 

The eight moneth is October and hath .31. days the 
ffirst is saterday and saterday the .8. sabath the .9. 
mr Noyse at New london monday .10. I caried .2. 



169 



1681 



bushells of Corne to goodman searles Tusday the .11. 
Joseph and I was to Renew our bounds of our .100. 
ackers: and saterday the .15. I was at Tagwounck I 
had made a end of poundig of Cider saterday .22. I 
sould my bull to Thomas Rose the .27. I was at new 
London and toke pay for my bull: munday the 31. mr 
Noyse was goeing to the bay Thomas Averie was 
heare:: Joseph left of writeing heare:: the 14. day of 
November 1681 

The Ninth moneth is November and hath .30. days 
the hirst is Tusday and Tusday the .8. day hanah was 
heare and: Ephraims wife:: it was the first snow 
The 10th. day: a Train (in) g day: Tusday the 15. 
wensday the .16. a day of thansgiveing through the 
whole Collony and very wet: 21. day monday samuell 
went to the bay: Tusday 22. I was at mill mr Noyse 
was com whome Tusday the 29 wensday the .30. 
samuell went to the bay with horses Thomas and his 
wife and Children were heare: 

The Tenth moneth is december and hath .31. days 
the ffirst is Thursday the .6. day I went to the widow 
Haris the .8th., day Thursday the .9th. day I came 
whome from Naraganset: Thursday the 15. manaseth 
Minor and his wife and Two Daughters were heare: 
samuell and marie Lord was maried at mr Noyses 
house Thursday the .22. a meeting at mr Noyses 23d 



170 



1681 



we Chose Towne officers sabath day .25. and Christ- 
mas day John minor was heare and marie minor the 
28 day Joseph wells was maried & Hanah Renolds 
were maried Thursday 29: we were about the ministrie 
land & 30 day J ohn and marie went whome satterday 
the .31. 

The eleventh moneth is Januarie and hath .31. 
days the ffirst is sabath day the .7th. day I made an 
End threshing of samuells wheate sabath day the .8. 
day the 14 day gershum palmer and Elis aprhended 
sabath day .15. benit and his wife was prayed for: and 
sabath day the 22. Tusday 24. I was at mill 1 made 
an end threshing of samuels oats mr piggen was heare 
and Joseph wels sabath day .29. the 30 day I begun 
to Thresh wheate that was betwixt us Tusday 31. 
Joseph was sicke the 5 of ffebruarie 1681-2. 

The Twelvth moneth is ffebruarie and hath .28. 
days the ffirst is wensday Thursday Candilmas day 
the Lectter at mr Noyses: the third day I branded 
horses at galops John start had Two gallions of Cider 
Tusday the .7. the Church met at mr noyses wensday 
the .8. day sam drove away the steeres the .14. day 
I had threshed the pease voletines day wensday the 
.15. I begun to thresh the oats between us: my wife 
was verie il: Tu(s)day .21. the Church met about 



171 



1681-82 



goodwife deane wensday .22. my wife was sick Joseph 
was heare 

Tusday .23.: The ffirst of march 1681-2 major 
palmes weere heare 

The ffirst moneth is march hath .31. days the ffirst 
is wensday the yeare .1682. the third yeare after the 
Leap yeare : the .2d. thursday the Lecture at mr 
Noyses. wensday the .8. samuel was com from mr 
smiths Thursday the 9th. I was at New london with 
piggen wensday the .15. I was at Thomas Edwards 
quinameset kiled a wolfe the .21. I sowed wheate 
wensday the .22. and wensday 29. I made an End 
of sowing of oats, mr Noyse was heare the .30. day 
my wife tooke phisicke. Joseph was heare ffiriday the 
31:: the .6. day of Aprile Ephraim brought his Oatle 
.1682 

The second moneth is April hath .30. days, the 
ffirst is saterday samuell at New London my wife 
Tooke phisiuqe the 2d day Captayne averie was heare 
the .6. day the lecter the .7. day I sowed garden 
saterday the 8 day the 10 day a trayneing saterday 
the 15. I rode young horse to the Meeting the .16. 
day mrs noyse was delivered the .18. day the .20. 
day we met at Steephen richsons saterday the .22. 
day we lost 3 lams with the storme saterday .22. 



172 



1682 



sabath day the 23. I begun my .74. yeare of my age 
sabath day the .30th we had five Children baptized 
by mr Noyse 2 John gallops .2. of peter Crarie and 
one moses palmers. 

The third moneth is may hath .31. days the ffirst 
is monday Thursday the 4th day the lecter was at 
Ephraims house the 7th day the sacrament was ad- 
ministred the Indean died monday the .8th day tus- 
day the .9th. wee caried muck and monday the .15. 
day the .19. day we wer veiwing Elihue his land 
monday .22. samuell went to bostowne the .25. a day 
of humilliation the .26. day samuell came whome 
monday .29. samuell took the .5. Cows for .£5 in 
buter and cheese wensday the .31. we caried ann to 
hanah 

The third of June 1682. samuell ffetehed Captayne 
denison bull, we turned out 6 calves and one yeare- 
ling three of mine calves 

The ffouerth month is June hath .30. days the ffirst 
is thursday the second day we shore our sheep, the 
,6. day I went to Court samuell and his wife to Con- 
eticut the .8. day thursday I came whome the .9. day 
the bees swarmed Thursday the 15 the .16. day I 
planted Cabeges it was wet the .21. day the white 
Cow Calved Thursday the 22. samuell went to hart- 



173 



1682 



ford with the Canoow my wife was sick: wensday 
.28. samuell masons youngest daughter died Two in 
daughters within one weeke died and Thursday the 
.29. samuell came whome ffrom Ooneticut it was 
verie wet and ffriday the .30. the .29. day mercie 
and An begun to goe to goodman searls 

The fift moneth is July hath .31. days the ffirst is 
saterday and saterday the .8. I was at Thomas Ed- 
wards I sowed turneps in the playne the .6. Children 
went to Tagwonck: saterday the .15. sams Trop 
Cheched a wolfe. I fetched .4. loads of wood sater- 
day the .22. I came ffrom mrwithrels the .14. day of 
sams sicknes: 28. day Clement and manaseth Reaped 
wheat we had between us .49. shock of wheate sat- 
erday .29. monday .31. 

wensday the second of Agust 1682. quinemeset 
agreed to worke .2. moneth with me for Twentie 
shillings to be payd in mony when steeven Richard- 
son pays mee 

The sixt moneth is Agust hath .31 days the ffirst 
is Tusday wee had all our oates in The .8. Tusday 
wee were at gallops and wensday the .9th. Clement 
& manaseth went whome I was at mill manaseth had 
sams hat the .14. day the Indean was taken up mr 
John Richardson was heare Tusday the .15. the .16. 



174 



1682 



day the biasing star first apeared the .18. day I sould 
my Catle to John Babcock the .19. day the Rams was 
caried to the Island Tusday .22. the .24. day Captayn 
Averie and his wife was heare 27. day mr John 
Richardson taught major winthroup fecth his horses 
mr Noys was heare Thursday .31. last mowed 

The seventh moneth is September hath .30 days the 
ffirst is ffryday we had all our hay whome the .7. day 
I was at Crandals mill ffriday the .8th the .14. day 
was a fEast at mr Noyse his house ffriday .15. ffriday 
22. I was at Court ffriday .29. and mickelmas day 
saterday the .30. I ffetched whome all marahs Corne 
out of the playne 

The second of October .1682. Tho: Averys daughter 
was borne 

The Eight moneth is October, hath .31. days the 
ffirst is sabath day the sixt day wee had in al our 
Corne Joseph had the Cart away and sabath day the 
.8. sabath day the .15. I was at bostowne and sater- 
day .21. I cam-e whome sabath day .22. and sabath 
day the .29. mr baylie Taught at stonenigton and 
Tusday the .31. 

The .7th. of December .1682. I caried my hide to 
Thomas Rose 8 s due. The .21. of October 1682. 



175 



1682 



Clement and manaseth was both heare the 20 of 
november Clisbee one s.-6 d: John Renolds3 shillings 

The ninfh moneth is November hath .30. days the 
ffirst is Wednesday a day of publick Thankesgiveing 
sabath day the .5. wee had no meeting wensday the 
.8. I was at New london for my Chest the .10th. day 
I ff etched whome the Ram wensday the .15. I had 
Corne of queoducks the 16 day I was at Ephraims and 
Joseph wensday the .22. the 20. day I was at Cales 
wensday 29. thursday the 30 a meeting to be at mr 
Noyses house mistris wels admited to pertake with 
the Church 

The tenth moneth is December .31. days the first 
ffriday the third sabath day the lords super administred 
friday the .8. sabath day the .10th. mr Noyse came 
not to the meeting monday the .11. I ffetched the 
swine whome ffriday the .15. and ffriday the .22. I 
brought whome the steere ffryday .29. we had all our 
Catle whome and mr Noyse was heare: and manaseth 
sabath day .31. 26 day we Chose Constables marah 
was published. 

The eleventh month is Januarie hath .31. days the 
ffirst is monday I begun to Thresh marath went to 
Holmes monday the .8. Thomas Avery was heare and 
his wife Deborah ffrinke went whome Joseph pern- 



176 



1682-83 



erton brought marah hither monday the .15. the 
.16. day I was at poquatuck to see marah thursday 
the 18. day it was wet monday .22. monday 29. I 
branded Colts at gallops 30 we were at witers .31. we 
Examined Henrie steveens prentice his ffather Ref- 
fused to let him goe with his. master and sayd he 
would resist his master and the Com r s too and toke 
him by the hand and held him 

The Twelvth moneth is ffebruarie hath .28. days 
the ffirst is Thursday wee were at mr Noyses in 
pr paration to the sacrament the .4th. day we had the 
lords super the .7th. day Ephraim Joseph and Elis 
was heare Thursday .8. day and Thursday .15. the 
.19. day I made an End winowing of oates we had 
.41. bushells and marah .47. and an halfe Thursday 
22 I was at Tho Averies samuell was sick saterday 
.24. I was at mill wensday the 28 day 

The 29. of march 1683 I was at Joseph pemertons 

The ffirst moneth is march hath -31. days Thursday 
the ffirst ffrom the Creation .5632. and leap yeare 1 
day I ffetche(d) whome my plow the yeare of our Lord 
.1683. and Thursday the .8. day I was at the mill and 
maried John bolten Rezident in stoneington and sarah 
Cheesbrough of the same Towne major winthroup 
was at mistick the .15. day I maried John Holam 
Reziding in stoneington and prudence Richardson of 



177 



1683 



the same Towne: the .19th. day Joseph pemerton now 
Reziding in stoneington and the widow marah minor 
were maried: the 20th. day a deep snow wensday .21. 
manaseh came hither Thursday .22. ffriday .23. 
Joseph and marah pemerton went away ffriday 30. 
manaseth and his ffamily came hither Thomas Rose 
brought mee Two paier of shews saterday 31 

The second month is Aprill hath .30. days sabath 
day the ffirst saterday the .7th. I made an End sowing 
of wheate and oats sabath day the .8. we had the 
sacrament of the Lords super Thursday the .12. day 
I payd my Contrie Rate 2 bushels of wheate five pecks 
and halfe of Indean Corne at .00-11-02. the same day 
I was at mill and Elnathan sabath day the .15* the 
.16. day Clement and Hanah was heare I was at our 
daughter pembertons with my letter and sabath day 
.22. the 23. manaseth begun to plow ffor Indean Corne 
in the playne the .26. day the Church met at the 
meeting house about an agreement to Renew our 
Covenant and Concerning the Children of the Church 
to apeare at som time apoynted by mr Noyse to dis- 
course with him that he might be satisfied of theyr 
knowledg that is to say all adult persons maried at 
one time: and unmaried at another: also concerning 
goodwif e deane her acknowledgment: whether searles 



178 



1683 



and his wife did sufficiently prove the mater: 28 day 
I was at Thomases monday 30 

The third moneth is may hath .31. days Tusday the 
ffirst the .7th. day I was at mr Noyses the .8th. day 
Tusday I sowd parsneps in the garden manaseth 
plowed for semunt the .13th. day Hope Chapman and 
martha queenbee were published the .15. day is Tus- 
day John came heare and Tusday .22. 23d I was at 
New London John went home I gave my Testimony 
Concering mr Blindmans letter that he had received 
his pay ffrom mr Christohers by bils of Exchang from 
newfoundland by Hopkins and lane: I delivered to 
mr plum 4 shillings ffor John birchard merit Hue 
huberd widow waterhous being pr sent monday .28. 
I was at Thomas Averys and my wife Tusday .29. 
wensday .30. wee shore some sheep Thursday .31. a 
day of humilyation 

The ffouerth moneth is June hath 30 days ffriday 
the ffirst I reckned with Henrie steephens due 4.s 
the 6 day John Coale and his wife was Examined 
ffriday the .8th. the .11th. day I Cleaved Clobords 
and was at mill the 13. day Clements mare was 
buried the 14. day I was at the saw mill ffryday the 
,15. manaseth dresed Clapboardes the .18 day Joseph 
brought hither his Calves, the .21. day Hanah was 
heare and fryday .22. the^28. day manaseth was at 



179 



1683 



New london ffriday .29. wee began to mow and sat- 
erday the 30: 

The .2d. day of July Ebinezer Billings brought 
who me my Two horses and took 4 1 of woole ffor his 
labour 

The ffift moneth is July hath 31 days sabath day 
the ffirst and the second day monday I caried mr 
Noyses firkin of buter came to 80 pound the firkin 
weighed .13.1 so there remained .10 shillings to me 
sabath day the .8. the sacrament was administred 
monday the .9th. quinameset began his .20. days for 
a Coate and sabath day the .15. ffryday the .20th 
wee began to Reape wheate and sabath day .22. mon- 
day 23. wee had 400 sheaves of wheate ffriday I was 
visiting the sick and sabath day .29. Tusday 31 

wensday the .8th. of Agust 1683. I and manaseth 
begun with hugh hubberd to fferie-)- 



The sixth moneth is Agust hath .31. days wensday 
the ffirst my wife went to Hanahs mr Richardson 
sent ffor mee sabath day the ffift about one a clok in 
that mr Richardson departed this life the .8th. day 
A day of humiliation I was at New london monday 
the .13. a greate storme that blasted all the Trees 
wensday the 15. ffryday the .17. Thomas Ave(r)y hi& 



180 



1683 



wife and Children was heare mistris Richardson 
made her will The 15 wensday: 21 Tusday I was at 
Naraganset wensday 22 fBriday 24 I came whome 
Thursday the .30 I was taken sick and continued so 
Eight weekes and was wholy lost 

The seventh moneth September hath 30 days Satur- 
day the ffirst 

The second day of Januarie 1683-4 I branded a 
black horse Colt on the neare shoulder thus K on the 
neare buttuck thus ^ he have a halpenie cut on the 
fBore side of Each Eare The same day I branded A 
bay horse Colt on the neare shoulder thus K and on 
the neare buttuck thus J he had a halpenie cut on the 
fBore side of Each Eare he is a naturall pacer 

The Eight moneth is October hath 31 days monday 
the ffirst The .28. day of this moneth was the ffirst 
time I came to the meeting house. 

The .10th. day of November 1683. James yorke 
senior was buried 

The ninth moneth is November hath 30 days Thurs- 
day the ffirst and sabath day the .4th. mr okes 
preached at stoneington and Thursday the .8. hanah 
fetched her sheep the 9. day and Ephraim and Joseph 
brought the .32. pound of lead we had .42. sheep this 
9th day the 12 day monday we ffecthed 4 bushells of 



181 



1683 



Turneps at gershum palmers and Thursday the .15. I 
was at mil the 16 day we killed our swine Thursday 
22. the 25 day we had A Sacr(a)ment I was sick 

The tenth moneth is december hath .31. days sater- 
day the ffirst this weeke J ohn and Thomas minor wer 
heare with us saterday .8. they went both away this 
weeke there was A Court at New London the .8. day 
at Night Cristopher Avery died it being saterday and 
saterday the .15. Thomas Avery was heare the 16 day 
I was at meeting the 18 day manaseth killed the pide 
bull saterday the 22. I delivred simun the .15. shil- 
lings of mony and goodman deane was heare The .28 
day Josephs third sonn was borne saterday the 29th 
day Thomas Avery and his wife and theyr Two Chil- 
dren went whome monday 31: 

The eleventh moneth is Januarie hath 31. days 
Tusday the ffirst we winowed ffive bushels and three 
pecks of wheate and tusday the .8.1 made an End of 
Threshing my wheate the 15 day I made an End 
Threshing of manaseth barly tusday the 22 we had 
about 12 bushels of wheate Tusday .29. Thursday .31. 
I begun to Thresh Christmas Eve and Ended shrove 
Tusday 

The Twelvth month is ffebruarie hath .29. days 
ffryday the ffirst and is leape yeare the yeare of our 
Lord .1683. and Tusday the .5. and shrove Tusday 



182 



1683-84 



and ffriday the 8 the .9th. day manaseth went to mr 
Holam to Carie barels the 14 day Thomas Avery and 
his wife was heare ffriday the 15 manaseth ended 
Ephraims Cloth we had Tenn or eleven lambs Thurs- 
day 21 1 payd the deacon ffriday 22 saterday I was at 
Thomas Avery s sabath day .24. we had the lords 
super administred and 28 I was at Thomas Rose 
Thomas Avery and his wife was heare ffriday 29 we 
wer about the brigg this was leap yeare The 16 day 
of mar 1683.-4 gabril Harice departed this life 

The ffirst moneth is march and have 31. saterday 
the ffirst the yeare 1684. and the first yeare after the 
leap yeare ffrom the Creation 5633 the ffirst day verie 
wet the 3 day the 11 day I was at mile it was Tusday 
and saterday the 15 the 17 day my wife and I were 
at the widow yorks the Children were CatteChized by 
mr Noyse Saturday the .22. Joseph his Catle went 
whome it was a greate storme saterday 29 sabath 
day 30 we had the sacrament administred Captayne 
Denison p taked with us the 31 day we sowed sams 
ffeild to wheate litle Clement whome with his mare 

April is the second moneth and hath 30 days 
Tusday the ffirst Tusday the .8. the 13 day sabath day 
the 14 day our Canoow went to New london with 30 
bushels of oates Tusday the 15 day the S. M. Y. 
I sowed nine bushels of oates Tusday 22 wensday .23. 



183 



1684 



the first day of my .76. of my age the last night a 
great storme and A high Tide wensday the 30 it 
thundred and was a storm'e 

The .2d. of may was our day to Chuse deputies 
The .7. day of may 1684 mistris willet died and 
was buried 

May is the third moneth and hath 31 days Thurs- 
day the ffirst Thursday the .8. day and Thursd(ay) 
the .15. day the .16. day the white faced mare had a 
bay mare Colt a black Tayle and a black mane and 
Thursday the 22. I was at mr Noyses the 23. my wife 
went to Hanah Thursday the 29. ffryday 30. Thomas 
Avery his wife and Children wer heare mr John 
Richardson sent for mee saterday 31 I was at mr 
Noyses 

Thurs(d)ay the 5 of June mr Noyse and his wife 
went forth for bostowne and Newberie 

June is the fouerth moneth hath 30 days sabath day 
the ffirst the sixt day of June wee had .37. sheep 
shorne Thomas Avery and his wife and Children was 
heare the 11 day mr John Richardson taught heare 
the 12 day John Smith and marie minor was heare and 
sabath day the 15 the .20. day I was at Thomas Avery 
and sabath day the .22. day and s(a)bath day .29. 
monday 30 I and moses palmer and Ephraim minor 



184 



1684 



was renewing the bounds o£ Elihue Cheesbroh six 
hundred ackers of land at the mill brooke 300: at Tag- 
wonck: 300 and found all the Trees mentioned on the 
writing mentioned 

July is the ffift month hath 31 days Tusday the 
ffirst and the second day we had seven Calves to Tag- 
wonck and Tusday the .8. the 13 day the sacrament 
was administred goodman searles was admonished 
Tusday the .15. we had 5. mowers Tusday .22. the 
.23. day we made our ffirst Reek of hay the 24 day 
verie wet Tusday 29 Thursday 31 wee had 15 Loads 
of hay whome. 

The sixt month is Agust and hath 31 days ffriday 
the ffirst ffriday .8. day our Calves were brought 
whome the same day my wives mare had Colt the .9. 
day ffrink had his horse away manaseh was sick : 
Tusday the 12 . Thomas avery his Childe was buried 
ffriday the .15. we Ca(r)ied our Rams to the Hand 
and wensday .20. our Rams came whome my wife 
was at Tag wonck ffriday 22 . ffriday .29. the 30 day 
my wife went to hanah sabath day .31. 

The seventh moneth is September and hath 30 days 
monday the ffirst monday the 8 ffriday the .12. mana- 
seth tooke phisiquek he was very sick monday the .15. 
Thomas avery sent phisick saterday the .20 my wife 



185 



1684 



was very sick and mo rid ay .22. we Tooke up our salt 
hay and monday ,29. and miche(l)mus day the .30th. 
day I was taken ill on my back my wife ile : mana- 
seth pounded aples mr masons horses in the Corne 
ffeild 

The Eight month is October and hath 31 days wens- 
day the hirst sabath day the .5. we had the sacra- 
ment: wensday the 8 day we gathered our Corne the 
.9. day we had it in the house the .15. day wensday 
we had all our Corne in: mr Noyse was heare wens- 
day the .22. a day of humileiation Through the .3. 
Colonies Reckned with mr Noyse and payd my owne 
Hate and manases: l-16s: the firkin of buter came ta 
1-11-00. wensday 29. we had all our yards Cleared 
the same time we had all our Catle whome but one 
yearleing ffriday the .31. and wet 

The ninth moneth is November and hath 30 days 
saterday the hirst and wensday the .5. a day of 
thankesgiveing throughout the Colonie the .6. day 
manaseth went to bostowne saterday the .8. I was 
at hanas and saterday the .15 the 18 day we had our 
swine whome and saterday 22 Tho: averie went 
whome with theyr Children 25 day A snow our Canoow 
was driven away and saterday .29. sabath day the 30 
we had the sacrament administred 

The tenth moneth is december and hath 31 days 



186 



1684 



monday the ffirst we kild our steere and bull and 
swine wensday the 3d day I Recconed with Tho Rose 
and ballanced at acounts between him and mee: and 
monday the 8. day manaseth helped Ephraim and 
monday the .15. Joseph was heare and monday the 
.22. Thursday the .25. and Christmas day and 
apoynted to Chuse Constables and other officers mon- 
day 29. wensday .81. manaseth was at the smiths 

The .8. day of Januarie 1684. at Ephraim minors 
mr Noyse warned the (Jhurch to Cleare their acounts 
with the deackon by that day month or otherwise to 
be dealt with all i£ not done 

The eleventh moneth is Januarie and hath 31 days 
Thursday the ffirst and thursday the .8. the Church 
met at Ephraim minors house and sabath day the .11. 
the Lords super is to be administred the 13 & 14 
days verie Cold Thursday the .15. the .17. day Joseph 
minor Returned to New london the .18, day at night 
a greate storme Thursday the .22. Joseph was heare 
I had in three days cut 100. stakes the .26. day we 
had 3 Calves the .27. day my wife and I was at Tag- 
wonck and hanah was heare the .29. day Thursday 
saterday .31. we had 14. lambs: the 29. day I cared 
goodman searles Two bushels of oats 

The Twelvth moneth is ffebruarie and hath 28 days 
sabath day the ffirst and sabath day the .8. and 



187 



1684 



sab(a)th day the .15. the 17 day it was wet mania- 
seth went to looke the wolt'e and the .20. day I went 
to see litle Ephraim his Eie that was hurt sabath day 
the .22. my wife was very sick saterday the 28 day 
wet and snow 

Thursday the .26. of ffebruarie 1684-5 there was 
A Church meeting at Nehemiah palmers house 



Note — The following entries were made in the 
diary at various times by Thomas Minor. 



Delivered unto poor man mine (torn) A horse that 
he bout of mister Richisoone and by his apointment 
and order a horse a chesnute Culer with a blase in his 
face one croped Eare and some white about his 
nose galed with a halter the crop beinge on the left 
eare and in my presants marked withe a T on the 
Left foote afor I Say by mee delivered this 14 day 
of aguste 1661 with my hand 
This horse was Richard Smith 

delivered in our 
presents as witnes 
our hands 

Thomas Minor Ju(n)ier 
Ephraim minor 



188 



The 20th of October being Tusday 1663 hanah 
Avery & her mother Tould us that shee had enter- 
tained Samuell Roice againe Ever since that night 
that I sould my Cow to philipes at Carie lathams 
+ 

Y WP: 1 : 2 : 34 
the Chest 
T: M— 

shipped by the grace of god in good order and 
well Conditioned by me: peeter Olliver of bostowne 
for the proper acounte and adventure of waiter 
palmer: in and upon the good ship Called the speed- 
well: whereof is master under god for this pr sent voy- 
age David avecrumb: and now riding at anchor in 
the harbor of bostowne: and by gods grace bound 
for new london or pecot (Pequot) to say one: hh: 
two barels with salt and goods: one chest with goods 
two bras ketles with an old sayle in one of them and 
five siths with other goods: being marked and num- 
bred as in the margent and are to be delivered in the 
like good order and well conditioned at the aforesaid 
port of new london or pecot the danger of the seas 
only excepted unto me John Tinker or to his assignes 
he or they paing fraight for the said goods after the 
rate of thirtie shillings p tun: In witnes whereof the 
master or purser of the said ship hath affirmed to 
three bils of lading all of this tenour and date the one 



189 



of which three bills being acomplished the other two 
to stand void: and so god send the good ship to her 
desired port in safety amen this .8. of november: 
1660: .: dated in Boston. 

David avecrumb 

The 8th. of februarie 1661 I went To speake with 
a frend: but found I none: this is the second time I 
tried a man: but I wile for beare the third if that I 
can: the first he witnessed with a Rattan the second 
he turned me of with a slam: oh the 22 of July 1662 
what biter Curses from him did I heare pray god to 
keep me in thy feare: 

The 16. day of Januarie 1664 The Constable and 
the Townesmen wer apointed to Take the lists and 
p fit them and make the Rate for the Contrie 30 £: 
The same day I was p mised our 300. ackers of land: 
The first of march 

The 22 of October 1662. Tho Stafford his request 
to remember him 20 shilling upon half his acount 
wt any of the undertakers or myselve 

The 21. of Agust 1663 Aron start tould us that 
about yt day .5. weeks before the Captayne Denison 
said it was no matter though I did build I might do 
what I would at tagwouncke I should never enjoy it 
for it was the Coledges land it was about the 15 or 



190 



16. of July this was spoken: Jo: fish: Aron stark: at 
morgans. 

The 22. of July 1662. its the day wherein I went 
astray in Companie of Two: yt p fessed they loved 
me well: but should we all hold on: I feare not only 
I but all had fell: my Children when I am dead: let 
none els but your selves This reade: but do take heed 
of being with your p fessed f rends misled: the two II 
nam to you: remember well the time and you will 
finde it true: Thomas Stanton and William Chees- 
brough (names in cipher) wer the men: but I with 
them at: shas was meerly chatched then: oh lord 
deliver and keep: both me: and you: from our Corupt 
harts and them: and so I say amen 

The 10 of June 1662 The aeounte yt I cast up about 
the mares. 

I paid to the Indeans & samuell wilson upon this 
aeounte -04-19-06 

at the Trading house my wife was 
in going and coming and all 



myselve 14 days and our horse 02- 02- 00 

my son Ephraim & his horse .2. 



19 days & an hors 

for Thomas going & in his sick- 
ness 20 days , 



02- 07- 06 



02- 00- 00 



days 



00-:06 :00 



191 



my selve & sons riding to looke 

these mares 20. days & od 03 :00 :00 

All Charges to the doctor from 

Rod Hand & the boate & other 

exspences at narraganset came 

to neer about thirteen pounds.. 13 :06 :00 
for the mare that is wanting and to 

me & my wife & son the man 

that was with us Ruben willis 

detaning of my mares from 

me the hiding & Ridinge I 

shall intreate Counsell & advice 

and Rest 

Thomas minor 

all the Charges laid out it 28 :01 :00 

besides The mares 

More aded the 24th of June 

1662 3:8:0 

31 : 9 : 

Captaine denison for three Judgments writing for 
John Borden demands .3 shillings a Judgment that is 
.9 shillings & for fouer Testimonies & three actions 
Bntring twelve shillings to be paid to goodman 
Rodgers upon the Captains acount 

This 28 of march 1662 John borden 



192 



The .5th. of may .1675. samuel mason died being 
scalled to death 

The .25. of may .1681 we put fforth 4. yearlings 
one Red Kow yeareling the 2. bulls one black 
cow on(e) with a litle whit upon the Tayle sum whit 
on the ffiore Leg one smalle 2. yeare ould with a whit 
Tayl the rest black and one three yeare ould a black 
one with a whit Tayle 

The .30th. of may .1681 samuell drove .7. Catl of 
mine to Narraganset Namely Three steers of three 
yeares ould and Three steers of Two yeares ould and 
one yeareling of one yeare ould a white one with Red 
Eares and Red spots about the head: 

The .13. of may .1682. we put out .3. of 2 years 
old and 3 yearelings and samuell put out .9. Catle 

: of Agust 1662. I & my (wife) dreamed at one 
time my wife dreamed that 1 struck her & said that 
I strucke at a dogg & 1 dreamed that I was going by 
a red which had a puppie and shee bit at me & 
I struck her & struck my wife in the face either with 
my hand or fist which waked my wife & shee waked 
me & asked me what I did doe: 

The 13. of may 1664. the originall Bound Tree 
marked in a litell swamp: on the west side of the 
Creek between the major mason and Carie latham 



193 



being a great Beech tree marked by Thomas minor 
and Robert hempsteed being apointed thereunto: and 
Captaine denison a witnes with us: was burned 
downe and Aron start senior and John gallop senior 
did both goe with me and see it did say in my hear- 
ing that washam did it the 6 day of the week 

The 14 of december 1662 the Capta Denison begun 
to teache & Reade The 3 & 4 Chapters of James & 
the 3 of Titus 

The 211 spake from the first of Esay after I spake 
from the 17th of Jerimie 

The 29th of march 1663. th(e) Captaine he tooke 
mr stanton his turn and Reade the 31 psalme: 

november 28 1666 The meeting was at mr Richer- 
sons it was wensday Thursday 29 we made the writ- 
ing between The Towne & mr noyce There was a 
towne meeting agreed upon to be the wensday {follow- 
ing being the 5 of desember for to confirme the 
agreement with mr noyes & about Cowsatuck and to 
debate {further about the list 

, The first of Aprill being wensday the bay mare of 
paines foiled: 1663. a horse Colt 2 wale eies 4 whit 
feet a whit face one black hoofe on the right feet 
Thursday the 16 our bay mare brought a bay mare 



194 



Coult with the Right hoofe and foote behinde white 
and a litell star in the forehead just above the twist 
of the eare. 

About the 22 of may 1663 the ould mare brought 
a' mare Coult with whit face and fouer whit feet we 
eare marked hir the 30th of may 

The 5th of June Josepth came whome with the 
blacke mare and a Coult with a white blase in the face 
turning to the right side above the eie the nose white 
between the nostrills the uper lip white an horse and 
a white hoofe on the felt foote behinde and the right 
foot before half the hoofe whit and on the outside 

The .6. day of June I found the Rone mare and a 
blacke mare Coult with a litle w^hite spot in the fore- 
head 

The 19th. of July being satterday 1662. Clement 
and sarah waklin met me & my wife at new london 

sarah waklin have had silke & lace of 

Joshua Raimond : 3 : 

halfe one yard of penistone of picket 

that come to : 2 : 6 

one paier of shews : 5 : 

& fouer Cheeses — : — 

Richard dart .0 : 4 



195 



The .3. of may 1663 being sabath day the Roane 
mare and her yearling was seen heare by the house 

The 18th day of June 1663 I found the 2 year ould 
bay mare with a stone coult: bay and a star in the 
fore head he hath his Taile doct 

The 25 & 26 of februarie 1661 There was a Courte 
at shas about John mores 

The 29 of Aprile 1662 we had a Courte at shas 
Concerning Captaine denison and mr Thomson 

June the 27 1662 we had a Court at shas about 
Richard dart and The Indeans 4 actions. 

The 24th. of februarie being Tusday There was a 
Courte at southertowne about Babcocke & mr stanton 

william Dimocke store house at the Barbados 

The 8 of July 1663 samuel Cheesbrough came to 
my house and brought an Execution for £2-2s I 
denied to deliver him any thing or to show him any 
thing and tould him that he should Carrie nothing of 
myne out of the house if I could well help it and that 
I did not owne him to be a constable to me at this 
time 

The second of november 1663 manaseth begun his. 
time with Richard dart for 2 years 



196 



The 25th o£ Agust 1663 being tusday there was a 
Courte at shas Wequach Cooke was fined 62. fathom 
for goeing to Coneticut to Complaine against Captaine 
Denison as I was tould by an Indean Agedouset & 
that Captaine Denison demanded Two f athome a 
man of the pequit Indeans 

To the Constable of southertowne or his deputie: 
you are hear by requiered in his magesties name to 
levy one to goods and Chattels of Thomas minor to 
the value of Two pounds and deliver the same with 
two shillings for this Execution to Thomas sha and 
it is in sattisf action of a Judgment granted by and 
from the Courte of Comissionnors in southertowne. 

The last december: heareof faile not dated in south- 
ertowne This 30th of June 1663 

By the Court 

George denison 
Clerke 

This is a true Coppie of the Execution witnes my 
hand Samuel Cheesbrough 

The 14. of march .1663. leent. smith Thomas 

lenards and John Els: Rune away 

The .22. of march 1663-64 I rune the length of 
James yorks land and found it -{-Twelve score pole 
And the breadth and found it nine score pole at the 



197 



uper end from one corner Tree to the other as york 
and his son shewed them to me and desired me to 
measuer it 

The .23. of march I was informed by H: g: that 
Capt george Denison and James morgan, upon the 
.22. of march being Tusday 1663-64 was laing out of 
land at misticke for Thomas parke Edmund faning 
and Nathaniell Bebe: and allso that mr Buckley 
would be at the fast at R: h: his house and would be 
helpful to gather a H after the pr sbeteriall way: 24 
day march 

The 29 of Aprile 1664 Edmund ffainings Daughter 
was drowned and buried the 30 

The Commissionors meet allwaies on the first 
Thursday of September 

The 4th of ffebruarie mr perke departed this life 
and was buried the 7th day being Tusday in the 
yeare 1664 

The 5th. of September 1665 our Brother Elihu 
palmer died 

The 26th. of October .1681. I Thomas minor: sould 
to steeven Richardson of stoneington Eight barles of 
Cider at ffouerteen shillings per barle to be payd in 



198 



mony ffive pounds Twelve shillings the Next Spring 
my wife Joseph minor Junior samuell minor pr sent 

The 27. of Aprile The Dun mare Brought an horse 
Colt Bay with a Black mane a black list on the back 
a black Taile the right foot behinde white a whit 
hoofe a whit spot one the right side of the Twist of the 
forehead thus D 

The 14 day of May 1664 being saterday I found 
the Roane mare with a blacke horse Coult and yeare 
marked him The 27 of may I found the ould mare 
with a Red mare Coult and a blacke mane 

The .26. of march 1680 my wifes mare ffolled 

(Torn out) ... of may 1667 my wives (torn out) 
brought A mare Coult with A (torn out) the ffore- 
head & one whit foot on the neer side behind & sume 
part of she same foot the hoofe was whit & A blacke 
mane 

The .9th. of June .1667. being sabath day william 
Cheesbroough departed this life and was Buried the 
.11th day at weequataquock 

saterday the 13 of July 1667 mr stantons man 
daniell died in the night sudenly 

The 17 of June 1667 (torn out) blacke Cow of (torn 
out) Williamson shee had the Two hinder ffeet whit & 



199 



the Top of the Taile white & a white udder shee was 
crop(ed) on the Right Eare an hollow crop or a peece 
cut out & (torn out) was delivered before goodwife 
gallop & my son Ephraim minor it being monday & 
the 2d day of the week 

The 15th of July .1667. I delivered the blacke 
horse To Jerimie Bull at his house for Josepth as 
Atests Thomas: minor 

Tusday 26. of november 1667. John Denison was 
maried brother gershom palmer The same week 

Every ffouerth yeare is leape yeare Three years goe 
Oleare and the 4th is leape yeare the yeare .1666. is 
the Third yeare after the leape year and from the 
Creation .5615. and the .18. yeare of the Rainge of 
our sovereing lord king Charles the second 

The yeare 1667. is the yeare 19. of the Reinge of 
our sovereinge lord king Charles the second 

The .10bh. of may .1684. wee put upon the Comon 
one Red steer 3 yeare old: 2 steeres of .2. yeares old 
.1. browne: one with a white back 2 heighfers 2 years 
old one white one sparked one aftar in the fforeheade: 
7 yearelings one black bull: one black heighfer with 
A white fface one brindled heighfer a white back: one 
brindles steare 



200 



memorandom that I Thomas minor of southertowtie 
have fuly made over ale my lands at Tagwoncke as 
well that I bought of my son Clement as that which 
was given to me both upland and meadow with the 
Consent of my wife grace minor to my fouer younger 
sons Ephraim Josepth manaseth and samuell minor 
forever and to be Equaly divided between them: only 
Ephraim and Josepth are to have their share of 
upland lieing six score and fouerteen pole wide from 
the marked trees on the East side and the rest of the 
land westward to be manaseths and samuells the 
meadow to be as equally devided as they posiblely 
can Each one as much as another and Ephraim and 
Josepth to have the yuse of all the meadow from the 
time they go free from me till manaseth be of age 
p vided that they keep a Cow for manaseth and Two 
for samuell to the halfes that is to say to have the 
milke and halfe of the increase and if they put away 
the Cattell before then to give up their share of 
meadow when they part the Cattell or Els to hier it 
of them as they can agree with them: this witnesseth 
allso that Ephraim hereby is fully sattisfied both for 
what I gave him and what his Brother Thomas did 
give him of the farme I bought of Carie latham as 
allso Josepth This allso witnesseth that I have fully 
given to my son Ephraim the house at Tagwonke with 
the fenced lands as satisfaction for the land Thomas 



201 



gave him upon the farme that I bought of Carie 
latham this is the true agreement between al of us 
above mentioned as witnes my hand This .22. of 
June 1664 Thomas Minor 

The .22. of September 1664. at a towne meeting 
There was acount given in of five pound five shillings 
and eight pence to be paid in mony .3 1 of it was to 
be paid to deacon parke that mr noyce borrowed The 
rest was spent by sha and Elisha about the .5. of 
march for goeing downe about a minester as they say 

The Choyce was made before: for goodman Chees- 
brough Chalenged mr stanton to make good his 
p mise to goe with him another owned it afterward 
and Aron fore-tould it 7 days 

The 30th. of Januarie 1664 The Captaine Denison 
said that he was tould that our Towne bounds was to 
goe no farther then poquatuck River and this was 
the first time that I h(e)ard of it 

The 13 of Januarie 1666 being sabath day I was at 
the meeting house and it was the Third sabath that 
mr noyce departed the meeting house and Taught at 
mr Richardsons 

The Third of march I .and my wife was at new 
london and mr noyce Taught it being sabath day 



202 



The 29. of march 1665. The Blacke mare had a 
stone Coult a Browne bay with a stare in the forehead 
thuse :} fouer blacke feet 

The 26th of Aprile 1665 the whit faced young mare 
foiled and had a bay stone Colt with a black mane & 
a blacke Tayl The 28 day marked it & a black mussel 
& black lips Emund ffanni(n)g had young daughter 
the same day 

The bay mare of paines have a bay mare Coult 
with a blacke mane and Tayle The Roane mare have 
Red mare Coult with a Red mane a litell spot of 
white thus 0: on the right side of the forehead ale 
fouer hoofes somewhat white the 19 day of may 
marked 

About August the .22. 1667. The bay mare at 
mistick had a young Colt 

monday & Tusday being the second and Third days 
of July 1666 Leef tenant James Averie & James 
morgan & we Ran the Townes bounds as ffolloweth 

ffirst begining at the poynt of roks upon Captaine 
denysons land at misticke lying due Est from the 
sandie poynt of his land at mistick River we Ran six 
miles nor north Est to a Chestnut Tree at the midel 
of the uper pon(d) by lanthorne hill & formerly 
marked by Captaine denison Thomas minor & others 



203 



& from thence Two miles to an ashe Tree marked on 
the north side of a litell brooke upon a north line 
formerly marked by Capta denison Thomas Minor & 
others by the Towne apoynted and from thence to a 
white ocke marked with Ten noches which was our 
north Corner upon a north line from the Eight mile 
Tre Two mil(e)s That is Ten miles: from which we 
Run seven miles upon an Est line to a white ocke 
Tree and an half mile lieng to the south of a great 
pond the Tree was marked fouer wayes and with 7 
noches and a half more 

This last will of mine is that if I never returne 
from Bostowne That what ever is mine houses lands 
moveables & unmoveables horses and Catele sheep or 
whatever is mine I give to my loveing wife grace 
minor to be hers so loung as shee liveth and at her 
death to be disposed to our Children begoten by us 
only this p vided that at the time yt paines mares be 
parted I do give my sons manseth and samuell Each 
of them a mare and my daughter hanah a mare then 
to be delivered and my grant of 250. ackers of land 
at the pon(d) to my son Clement: and at the dissase 
of my wife the whole to be parted to our Children so 
as to the younger ones manaset samuell hanah may 
have their right and the rest equally to all John and 



204 



Clement overseers that this my will be p formed 
witness my hand this 21. of October 1667 

Thomas minor 

(This will cancelled in original.) 

The .15 of november .1667. Ensing Tracie & 
Thomas lefingwell la (id) out one hundred and ffiftie 
ackers of land for me ling from the southermost End 
of the greate pon(d) To another pon(d) with all the 
meadow yt is on both sides of the River between the 
Two pons with a strip by the pon(d) so as to Joyne 
with the abovesaid Tracies and leafmgwells land as 
allso all & Everie of the spots of meadow by the 
pon(d) so far as my land goeth a whit oak marked 
by the River yt corns from the 8 mile Tree belounging 
to stoneington an(d) in bread fch fouer score pole or 
thereabout to a pon(d) on the side there of a mapell 
marked T M a forked mapell and in length To Tracies 
and leafmgwells land a white oke marked at the 
brook side next mr Berewsters and another by the 
path that goeth to mr Brewsters by the pond End 
both Trees marked T M at Each end of the meadow 
as allso a greate whit oke by the pon(d) between the 
above said Two men an(d) me and Two ackers of 
meadow at a brooke called Ke-non-tu-tuck River, 
lying by a great Swamp with an whit oke at Each 
End of the meadow marked Thus T M by the upland 



205 



or upon the upland as allso one hundred ackers of 
land about halfe a mile to The northward of stone- 
ingtons corner Tree the length of it is halfe a mile 
The breadth of it one hundred pole at the Corner 
next to stoneingtons Corner a white oke marked Thus 
TM ^ so the tree groweth the other at the same 
End is a littell white oke marked T M the Tree 
groweth thus ^ standing neare to a great Chestnut 
Tree: from that in lengh to a black oke marked thus 
T M and in breadth at the other End to a great whit 
oke standing on the est side of a litell swamp marked 
T M about 3 chaines from the Swamp 

The .26. day of ffebruarie .1667. being wensday 
we saw the Blase apeare in the skie neare To the 
southwest or south west & be west it was verie loung 
and sharp at the lower End 

The .6. day of november .1668. we Eare marked 
the mare Coult of the ba(y) mare and cut an halpenie 
on the fforeside of Each Eare shee had a star on the 
ffore heade 

The .11. of may .1670 The Two mares foiled the 
14th. day we Eare marked the Coults the bay mare 
have a bay mare Coult marked with a halpenie on the 
fforeside of Each Eare shee have a white blase down 
the fforehead and Two wal eyes my wives mare have 



206 



a bay horse Coult with a white blase downe the fHore- 
head and a blacke mane and a blacke tayl ffouer white 
fBeet and an halpenie Cut on the fforeside of Bach 
Eeare 

The 28. day of Aprile .1672. the bay mare had a 
sorell horse Coult Eare marked the 29. day hee have 
a litle white snip on the uper Lipp the same day I 
turned out a black browne geldin he had a white face 
and fouer white feet: and A Redish gray geldin with 
a white face and A blacke gray geldin al three of 
them now a yeare ould and all three Eare marked 
with an halpenie of the fore side of Each Eare and 
branded with :K: on the neare shoulder and on the 
neare buttucke and bay yeareling mare marked on 
the same as the other above mentioned and her mane 
black and turned to the left side and a bay horse of a 
yeare ould marked as the others the Two hinder feet 
white and a litle white streeke downe the face and a 
doct Tayle 

and a sorell Mare of Hanahs a yeare ould with a 
white in the foreheade thus § and a browne mare 
of hers of a yeare ould with a litle white speck on 
the foreheade and both Eare marked and branded 
as the other above mentioned shee have a litle white 
speck on the uper Lipp: 

The .9th. of may .1672. the white faced mare 



207 



that is Called my wifes had a bay horse Coult hee 
have fouer black feet a blacke mane and a blacke 
Tayle he have A star in the forehead: and the .10th. 
day was Eare marked with an halpeny on the foreside 
of Each Eare 

The .23. day of May 1681 I begun with mr Leeds 
to fferie us over 

The 18 of march 1681-2 wee made even with 
Leeds for my fferieing. 

Mr pastor Noyse: mr stanton senior: I Thomas 
wheeler Nathaniell Cheesb rough: Nehemiah palmer: 
Thomas stanton Junior: Ephraim minor: moses 
palmer: Tho: Minor begun the Church att stoneing- 
ton in June 1674. the .7. of march .1675. goodwife 
frink was admitted: The .14. of march 1675. mrs 
stanton senior and Hanah minor Ephraims wife was 
admitted The .11th. of April 1675. Joseph Minor and 
his wife marie was admitted:: the .13. of June 1675 
mrs Noyse was admited 

This .24th. of Aprill .1669. I Thomas Minor am by 
my acounts sixtie one yeares ould 1 was by the Towne 
& this yeare Chosen to be a select man the Townes 
Tresurer The Townes Recorder The brander of horses 
by the generale Courte Recorded the head officer of 
the Traine band by the same Courte one of the ffouer 
that have the Charge of the milishcia of the whole 



208 



Countie and Chossen and sworne Commissinor and 
one to assist in keeping the Countie Courte 

The .15th. of November .1674. Nathaniell Chees- 
brough had six Children baptized and moses palmer 
was baptized and Ephraim Minors Daughters. Re- 
bekah and Elizabeth was baptized: : the .13th of de- 
cember we had the first sacrament: the 14 day the 
.2d. sacrament of baptisme was administred to 
Nemias Children and young Tho: stantons .8. Child- 
ren: the .21. of march 1674 f rinks .5. Children was 
baptized: : the .18. of April 1675. Joseph minor marie 
and mercie minor Joseph minor Children wer bap- 
tized 

These may signifie to all such whome it may con- 
€erne that I haveing in an asembly of the Inhabitants 
of stoneington asked by goodman minors desier 
whether they as neighbours had ought against Thomas 
minor or his wife that they had not lived as Christ- 
ians amoungest them and as such as were in Church 
ffellowship none objected against them 

James Noyce 

Stoneington July .14. 1669. 

These are to signifie that all such whome it may 
concerne that we whose names are under written 
being members of the Church of Christe at new 



209 



london doe owne Thomas minor of stoneington and 
his wife members with us and under our Care and 
watch and they do live fBor ought wee know or heare 
as doe become Christians 

James Averie 
william dougles 

new london 

June .30. 1669 

In the name and with the 

Consent of the Chh 

The Last day of november 1672 Clements wife was 
delivered of a daughter Ann and the .6. day of De- 
cember shee departed this Life 1672. 

The last will and Teastament of mee Tho: minor 
being in my perfit understanding and memorie it 
being the 72. yeares of my age June the .16. 1679 I 
doe ffirst bequeath my soule to god that gave it and 
my body to the grave untill the Resurrecktion: : and 
if I die before I doe make any other will: I doe fBrely 
give to my beloved wife grace minor all that is my 
owne moveables and immoveables without Exception 
duering her life time to Dispose on for her Comfort- 
able subsistance and after her death: if my sonn 
samuell out live her to have and Injoy the houseing 
and the whole land that I bought of Carie Latham 
because hee have been carefull to uphold and Renew 



210 



the f encis at his owne Cost and been willing to carie 
on the affaiers of the house in myne and his mothers 
weaknes and I doe give and bequeath, all that of my 
estate that shall be left at my wifes deseas to be 
Equaly devided amoungst the rest of our Children 
then Liveing namely John Clement Epraim Joseph 
Manaseth and my Daughter Hanah Averie only one 
Cow and one mare and one yew shepp to my grand 
childe Anne minor now liveing with mee and my 
wife: and thus I doe dispose of it in this maner be- 
cause my deare Children have Everie one allRedy had 
theyr portions according to my abillitie so praying to 
god to preserve both mee and them to himself: I com- 
mit all to him and rest in his mercie to mee and 
them in Christ Jesus 

Tho: Minor: 

by me Canceled 

The .16. of may .1683. John minor his children — 

John Minor 
Thomas Minor 
Elizabeth Minor 
Grace Minor 
Joseph Minor 
Ephraim Minor 
Sarath Minor 
Abigale Minor 
Johanah Minor 



211 



Ephraim minor his Children 

Bphraim minor 
Thomas minor 
Hanah minor 
Rebekah minor 
Elizabeth minor 
Deborath minor 
Samuell minor 
James minor 
Grace minor 
John Minor 



Clement minor his Children 

Joseph Minor 
Clement Minor 
William Minor 
Ann Minor 
phoebe Minor 
Marie Minor 



Joseph minor his Children 

Joseph minor 
Marie minor 
Marcie minor 
Benjamin minor 
Sarah minor 
Joana minor 
Christopher minor 
prudence minor 



212 



Hanah Avery her Children 

Tho Avery 
Samuell Avery 
Ephraim Avery 
Hanah Avery 



Manaseh minor his Children 

Elnathan minor 
Samuell minor 
Hanah minor 
Lidia minor 
Thomas minor 



(Worn The .6. of May ,1675. wee Turned (Worn 
off) :Oatle: and .17. horse finde .12. of off.) 
hanah .2. of Samuels 

franeis wheatherburne A 
brot living with mr potter 
(a)t Rappahanuck in virgin ea 

The yeare 1661 my (torn) 

number I begun :so 

so(lve) .48. years ould: which 

were like to a bale that to 

This yeare .1662. my selve I am 

for to evill is like me to ow (torn) 

7 horn 1663 



INDEX. 



Adams, 125 

Jeremiah, 95. 
Ades, (Mr.) 34, 35. 
Alerton Major, 40. 
Amos (Mr.) 57. 
Armstrong-, 101. 

Ascrafte, (Ashcraft,) John, 65. 101, 
105, 162. ' 
Avecrumb, David, 189. 
Avery, Capt. 132, 136, 144, 171, 174. 

Christopher, 153, 164, 181. 

Ensign, 65. 

Ephraim, 212. 

Goodman, 72, 79, 81. 

Hannah, 73, 96, 136, 149, 153, 154, 

159, 162, 164, 167, 169, 172, 178. 
180, 182, 183, 185, 188, 210, 212, (See 
Hannah Minor for reference to 
person called Hannah in the 
Diary.) 

James, 23, (23,) 53, 79, 94, 96, 202 
209. 

John, 132, 164. 
Jonathan, 166, 168. 
Lieut, 80, 91, 131. 
Marie, 83. 
Rebecca, 143, 150. 
Samuel, 212. 

Thomas, 140, 144, 147, 149, 155, 156, 

160, 162, 164, 167, 168, 174, 176, 
178, 179, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 212. 

Sister and Brother, 145. 

Babcock, 60, 72, 82, 83, 84, 85. 

91,93, 96, 103,140, 195. 

Elizabeth, 156. 

Jane, 154. 

John, 82, 153, 174. 
Bailey, Mr. 174. 

Baldwin, Mr. 110, 117, 118, 140, 163. 

Rebecca, 112. 
Banks, Mr. 143. 
Barnes, Marie, 90. 
Bartlet, 31. 

Robert, 71. 
Beebe, John, 63. 

Nathaniel, 97. 
Bell, Thomas, 58, 69, 85, 88, 103, 122, 
124. 



Bemis, James, 45. 

Bennett, 64, 92, 123, 156, 168, 

John, 45, 47, 56, 61. 
(Wife of) 45, 170. 
William, 145. 
Billings, Ebenezer, 164, 179. 

138, 146, 151. 

Margaret, 150. 
Bills, Goodwife, 145. 
Birchard, John, 178. 

(Mr.) 136. 
Blackman, Deliverance, 74, 105, 138. 

(Mr.) 22. 
Blatchfelds, Peter, 45 
Blinman, Mr. 12, 15, 17, 19, 24, 25. 27 
34, 35,62, 68, 178. ' 
Mrs. 28. 
Bolton, John, 176. 

Borden, 41. 

John, 34, 45, 191. 
Bostuck, William, 29. 
Bouls, Mr. 104. 
Brand, Thomas, 113. 
Brawly, Peter, 20. 
Brewin, Mr. 15, 18, 30. 
Brewster, Mr. 24, 27, 57, 78, 81, 84. 
91, 103, 121, 204. 
Mrs. 153. 
Bridgden, Mr. 41, 44, 45, 47, 48, 50, 
Bright, Susanna, 145. 
Broadstreet, Mr. 59, 66, 70. 
Buckley, Mr. 197. 
Bull, Jeremiah, 199. 

Mr. 80, 116. 
Burrows, Goodman, 28, 34, 35, 54, 
58, 118. 
Goodwife, 113. 
Robert, 117. 
Calkin, Goodman, 12, 19. 
Car, John, 65, 68, 70, 71. 

Sir Robert, 76. 
Chancy, Mr. 51, 52. 
Chapman, Capt. 139. 
Sister, 166. 
Hope, 178. 
William, 95. 



214 



Chesebrough, Abigail, 98. 
Elilm, 120, 172, 184. 
Elisha, 53, 70, 87, 95, 98, 99, 201. 
Goodman, 13, 17, 19, 20, 29, 37, 42, 

44,46,47, 48, 50, 51, 59, 63, 65, 

79, 120, 146, 201. 
Goodwife, 89. 

Nathaniel, 64, 89, 109, 126, 140, 151, 
152, 207. 

Samuel, 16, 41, 58, 67, 70, 76, 94, 
97, 98, 109, 115, 116, 117, 118, 195, 
196. 
Sarah, 176. 
Widow, 127, 130, 161. 
William, 190, 198. 
Mrs., 119. 
Chester, Mr. 114, 116. 
Chock, Peter, 151, 159. 
Christophers, Mr. 178. 
Clarke, Joseph, 158, 161. 
Clisbee, 175. 

William, 157, 162. 
Coale, John, 178. 
Cobden, Simon, 24, 35. 
Coit, Goodman, 12. 

Colver, 151, 157. 

John, 53. 
Samuel, 112. 

Culver, 41, 59. 

Comstock, 58. 

Anne, 164. 
Cooper, Nathaniel, 87. 
Cottrell, Gershom, 147, 154. 
Crandall, 80. 85, 86, 93, 97, 100, 103, 
104, 119, 167, 168, 174. 
Mrs. (wife of Mr.) 86, 97. 
Crary, 146, 157. 

Peter, 172. 
Crum, Daniel, 128, 138. 
Culick, Capt. 16, 19. 
Danforth, Mr. 89. 

Dart, 51, 66, 108. 

Richard, 62, 63, 67, 194. 
Deane, Goodman, 152, 156, 181. 
Goodwife, 154, 164, 171, 177. 
Mr., 106. 
Denison, Boradel, 160. 

Capt. 12, 20, 21, 22, 24, 29, 31, 32, 33, 
36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 45, 45, 52, 55, 
57, 58, 64, 68, 73, 76, 77, 78, 81, 83, 
85, 87, 88, 97, 109, 134, 136, 139, 
141, 153, 163, 172, 182, 189, 191, 
193, 196, 201, 202. 
Capt. George, 197. 
John, 77, 101, 113, 146, 148, 199. 
Dier, Mr. 65. 

Mrs. 39. 
Dimock, William, 195. 
Douglass, William, 209. 
Edwards, Thomas, 123, 161, 171, 173. 

Mrs. 166. 
Elderkin, 54, 57. 



Elliott, Henry, 150, 151, 153, 156. 
Ellis, Jonn, 196. 

170, 176. 

Fanning, Edmund, 67, 70, 107, 111, 
112, 150, 202. 

Lillie (daughter), 92, 197. 

Goodwife, 92, 107, 127. 

Margaret, 150, 152. 

78, 94, 129. 

Thomas, 137. 
Fish, Goodman, 91, 124, 146. 

John, 87, 163, 168, 190. 

Martha, 112. 
Fisher, (wife of) 71. 
Fitch, Mr. 11, 22, 34, 66. 
Flemming, Mr. 114, 120, 122. 

Robert, 92, 100, 115. 
Fletcher, Mr. 59, 118. 
Frink, Deborah, 175. 

Goodman, 129, 184, 208. 

Goodwife, 207. 

John, 160. 
Gallup Christobel, 146. 

Goodman, 59, 61, 87, 98, 102, 138, 
148, 170, 173, 176. 

Goodwife, 46, 99, 199. 

Hannah, 74. 

John, 47, 55, 65, 67, 73, 74, 89, 99 , 
104, 133, 172, 193. 
Garet, Hermon, 27, 78. 
Gear, George, 80. 

Sarah, 140. 
Gilbert, Jonathan, 147. 
Gookin, Capt. 44, 45, 86. 
Griswold, Mathew, 35. 

Mr. 129. 
Grover, Goodwife, 19, 33. 

Samuel, 25. 

Simon, 82. 
Hannah, Sister, 34, 41, 49, 58, 61, 71 
Harris, 26, 165. 

Gabriel, 182. 

Sarah, 128. 

Widow, 169. 

Hartley, 51. 

Hartnes, John, 166. 
Harwood, John, 33. 
Haynes, Mr. 6, 29, 117. 
Hempstead, Robert, 12, 193. 
Hide, Mr. 137. 
Hill, Mr. 85, 92, 98, 110. 
Hobart, J eremie, 167. 
Holam, John, 176. 

Mr. 182 
Holmes, Goodwife, 166. 

Joshua, 105. 

175. 

Robert, 86. 

Samuel, 116. 
Holsie — Halsey, 51. 
Hopkins, 178. 



215 



Hough, 64. 

William, 18, 97. 
House, Walter, 97. 
Hubbard, Hugh, 178, 179. 
Huet, Hannah, 82, 107. 

Thomas, 24, '25, 32, 39. 
Huntley, 90. 

Indians, Agedouset,60, 72, 77, 85, 91, 
196. 
Babneden, 33. 
Jaqueneg, 104. 
Jeane, 109. 
Monanup, 140, 
Mowdam, 107. 
Munchapeg, 110. 
Ninicrat, 91. 
Noosacke, 46, 54. 
Pepeions, 40. 
Pequot, 196. 
Philip, (King) 130. 
Popiaraut, 80. 
Poquianut, 101. 
Popsonup, 117. 
Pyatunpus, 64. 
ueeducks, 173. 
uinameset, 171, 173, 179. 
Secanoot, 60. 84, 102. 
Secoggisbus, (Squaw of) 63. 
Shimatuck, 88. 
Sabiantwosucke, 8. 
Sonnamot, 8. 
Soonamooten, 58. 
Suckqunce, 133. 
Trop, 173. 
Wainpeter, 8. 
Watch, 8, 11. 
Wequashcock, 196. 
Womponege, 21. 
Jennings. John, 56. 
Johson, William, 156. 
Keeny, Goodman, 14, 15. 
or 

Kenny. John, 65, 87. 
Knight, Mr. 118. 

Lamb, — 62, 69, 71, 73, 74, 75, 79, 

80, 114, 115, 119, 125, 129. 
John, 149. 
Lane, Mr. 178. 

Latham, Cary, 8, 12, 15, 41, 44, 56, 64, 
66, 112, 113, 119, 126, 127, 137, 
146, 148, 158, 159, 188, 192, 201, 
209. 

Leeds, Mr. 207. 
Leffingwell, 83. 

Thomas, 204. 
Lenards, Thomas, 196. 
Lester, Goodman, 12, 13. 
Leverett, Hudson, 106. 

Mr. 105. 
Lewis, Goodwife, 70. 

John, 108. 

100. 



Nathaniel, 79, 95. 
Linde, Mr. 128, 141. 
Liveen, Mrs. 154. 
Lord, Hannah, 144. 

Marie, 168, 169. 

William, 76. 
Loungden, Goodman, 18, 25, 31. 
Loveland, Mr. 44. 
Mayne, Ezekiel, 132. 

Mr. 158, 165. 

Marble, 62. 

Marsh, William, 168. 
Mason, Anne, 112. 

Capt. 6. 

Daniel, 120, 167. 

Lieut., 96, 131, 132, 142, 154, 156. 

Lieut, (wife of) 97. 

Wife of Daniel, 140. 

Major, 6, 12, 13, 24, 43, 46. 59, 66, 

69,74,130,133,143,392. 
Mr. 159, 185. 
Rachel, 85. 

Samuel, 90, 114, 117, 160, 159, 164, 
173, 192. 
Merrit, 17P, 
Minor, Abigail, 210. 

Anne, 56, 154, 160, 172, 209, 210. 

Benjamin, 148, 211. 

Christopher, 211. 

Clement, 15, 16, 28, 31, 33, 36, 
39, 41, 43, 44, 47, 49, 52, 53, 54, 55, 
56, 57, 60, 61. 62, 64, 73, 74, 75, 77, 
82, 90, 93, 98, 101, 103, 104, 105, 
106,110, 111. 114, 115, 116,118, 
120, 121, 126, 146, 153, 164, 167, 
173, 177, 178, 182, 194, 200, 203, 
209, 210, 211. 

wife of Clement, 55, 56, 62, 64, 90, 
99. 

Deborah, 150, 211. 
Elnathan, 177, 212. 
Elizabeth, 208. 210. 
Ephraim, 21, 25, 26, 40, 41, 48, 51, 

51, 54, 57, 59, 60, 68, 71, 73, 74, 77, 
78, 79, 84, 88, 89, 92, 93, 96, 102, 
104, 110, 111, 121, 122, 124,127, 
129, 133, 145, 149, 153, 158, 161, 
165, 166, 169, 171, 175, 176, 180, 
182,183, 186, 187, 190, 199, 200, 
207, 208, 210, 211. 

Grace, 7, 15, 26, 33, 34, 37, 47, 48, 

52, 53, 54, 57, 58, 62, 68, 71, 72. 
73, 74, 76, 78, 79, 81, 83, 91, 85, 
87, 89, 93, 97. 100, 102, 103, 104, 
106, 107, 108, 109, 111, 112, 113, 
114,116, 118, 121, 122, 123,124, 
129, 150, 152, 154, 155, 156, 158, 
166,167, 168, 170, 171, 173, 178/ 
179, 182, 183, 184, 185, 187, 190, 
191, 192, 194, 198, 200, 201, 203 
205, 208, 209, 210, 211. 



216 



Hannah, 15, 16, 27, 48, 50, 65, 80, 
85, 94, 98, 99, 102, 104, 106, 114, 
118,120, 125, 128, 135,140,144, 
145,148, 149, 150, 151, 152,153, 
154,164, 166, 169, 177, 178, 179, 
180, 183, 184, 186, 203, 206, 207, 
211, 212. 

James, 211. 

Joanna, 210, 211, 

John, 6, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 
24, 26, 27, 31, 34, 36, 39, 41. 47, 
48, 58, 64, 65, 67, 74, 84, 87, 102, 
106,125, 136, 138, 170, 178, 181, 
203, 210. 

wife of John, 34, 36, 48, 64, 87, 
125. 

Joseph, 26, 27, 40, 41, 48, 49, 53, 57, 
58, 71, 73, 77, 80, 83, 90, 92, 93, 
94, 100, 102, 105, 108, 110, 116, 
119,123, 137, 139, 145, 147, 148, 
153, 158, 164, 167, 168, 169,170, 
171, 174, 175, 176, 178, 180, 181, 
182, 186, 194, 198, 199, 200, 207, 
208, 210, 211. 

Lydia, 11H, 212. 

Manasseh, 61, 62, 64, 69, 72, 74, 79, 
82, 89, 93, 95, 96, 98, 101, 104, 
110, 111, 120, 121, 122, 129, 138, 
139, 146, 148, 149, 157, 158, 164, 
169, 173, 175, 177, 178, 179, 181, 
182, 184, 185, 186, 187, 195, 200, 
203, 210, 212. 

Marie, 27. 37, 43. 55, 88, 92,96, 110, 
170, 183, 207, 208, 211. 

Mary, 94, 175, 177. 

Mercy, 173, 208, 211. 

Phoebe, 211. 

Prudence, 211. 

Rebecca, 110, 129, 208, 211. 

Samuel, 9, 48, 50, 92, 93, 95, 98, 99, 
103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 110, 113, 
114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 123, 
124,127, 128, 129, 133, 135,136, 
140,142, 144, 145, 146, 150,151, 
152, 153, 154, 156, 157, 158, 159, 
160, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 
170, 171, 172, 173, 176, 192, 198, 

200, 203, 209, 211. 
Sarah, 210, 211. 

Thomas, 7, 12, 17, 18, 20,- 23, 27, 34, 
40, 43, 48, 49, 50, 55, 56, 85, 135, 
150, 163, 164, 169, 178, 181, 187, 
190, 191, 193, 196, 197, 199, 200, 

201, 202, 203, 207, 208, 210, 211. 
William, 114, 211. 

William, Cousin, 51, 68, 75, 105, 
146. 

Moor, John, 41, 195. 
More, William, 90. 

Morgan, 63, 66, 72, 81, 94, 

190. 



James, 12, 15, 30, 79, 197, 202. 

John, 104, 105. 

Joseph, 95, 105, 116, 117. 
Morris, Captain, 57, 58, 62. 
Mors, John, 49. 

Moss, Mr. 145, 155, 157, 160, 163, 
Mrs. 158. 

Moser, 82. 

Muinford, 98. 
Newman, Mr. 24. 
Nichols, Goodman, 34, 37. 

William, 62. 
Noyce, James. 208. 
Mr. 56, 63, 64, 65, 70, 7?, 73, 75, 76, 
80, 81, 82, 84, 87, 88, 89, 92, 93, 
95, 96, 97, 100, 103, 105, 108, 110, 
112, 114, 116, 122, 125, 126, 129, 
130, 135, 139, 143, 145, 146, 147, 
148, 150, 152, 153, 154, 155, 157, 
158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 
165, 166, 167. 168, 169, 170, 171, 
174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 182, 
183, 185, 186, 193, 201, 207. 
Mr. (brother of) 64. 

" (sister of) 140. 
Mrs. 166,, 171, 207. 
Oliver, Capt. 81. 

Peter, 188. 
Okes, Mr. 180. 
Olmstead, Lieut. 130. 
Osburn, Mr. 122, 
Marie, 122. 

Packer, 100. 

John, 70. 

Page, Mr. 90. 

Paine, Mr. 129, 163, 193, 202. 
Mr. (wife of) 76. 

Palmer, Mr. 78. 83. 

Benjamin, 140, 156. 
Elihu, 49, 197. 

Gershom, 82, 98, 108, 127, 137, 170, 

181, 199. 
Hannah, 34, 58, 61, 80. 
John, 60. 
Jonas, 58, 145. 

Moses, 62, 107, 108, 122, 139, 156, 

163, 172, 183, 207, 208. 
Nehemiah, 85, 89, 122, 127, 187, 207, 

208. 

Rebecca, 10, 48, 49, 53, 59, 60, 93, 

94, 91, 100, 101, 104. 

(sister) 66, 
Samuel, 145. 

Walter, 9, 10 16, 19, 22, 23, 29, 32, 
33, 38, 39, 43, 45, 47, 51, 188. 

William, 54, 63, 67. 
Palmes, Major, 134, 156, 171. 

Mr. 83, 91. 
Parke, Deacon, 16, 36, 47, 58, 109, 

118, 201. 

Deacon, (2 bros. of) 118. 



217 



Dorothy, 95. 
Mr. 35, 197. 
Nathaniel, 140. 
Ralph, 109. 
Samuel, 122. 

Thomas, 37, 44, 67, 86, 88, 105, 109, 
117, 118, 119, 123, 144, 145, 197. 
(wife of; 71. 
Parker, Jonathan, 138, 141, 157. 
Mr. 86, 106, 110, 141, 142, 143. 
Mrs. 141. 
Ralph, 12, 38, 142. 
Peerson, Mr. 36. 

Pemberton, Joseph, 175, 176, 177. 

Marah, 177.' 

daughter, 177. 
Pendleton, Capt. 133, 157, 163. 
Phillips, 63, 188. 

Picket, Mr. 15, 18, 41, 47, 66, 78, 194. 

Pierce, 131. 

Plaisted, Mr. 63. 
Plumb, Mr. 178. 
Potter, Mr. 212. 
Potts, William, 150. 

Prentis, 41, 95. 

Capt. 129. 
Piggen, Mr. 170. 
Quinby, Martha, 178. 
Randolph, Edward, 161. 
Raymond, 30 106, 110, 126, 

128, 131, 132. 
Joshua, 83, 123, 194. 
Mrs. 142. 

Redfield, Goodman, 11. 
Reynolds, Goodwife, 159. 

Goodwife, (2 daus. of) 159. 

Hannah, 170. 

John, 123, 175. 

120, 148, 156, 160, 161. 

Rice, Goodman, 97. 
Richards, Mr. 63. 
Richardson, Amos, 40. 

John, 155, 174, 175, 183. 

Mr. 45, 58, 69, 72, 76, 77, 78, 86, 
88, 89,96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 105, 
106, 107, 108, 109,110, 117, 119, 128, 

129, 130, 132, 133, 138, 143, 149, 
153, 154, 156, 159, 161, 179, 187, 
193, 201. 

Mrs. 150, 154, 180. 
Prudence, 176. 

Stephen, 136, 143,144, 145, 162, 163, 
171, 173, 197. 
Roberts, Hugh, 12. 

Rachel, 138. 
Robinson, George, 47. 
Roice, Mr. 115 

Nehemiah, 55. 

Samuel, 188. 

Rogers, 30, 52, 191. 

Rose, Thomas, 162, 169, 174, 177, 182, 
186. 

Russell, John, 31, 38. 



Sanders, Mr. 103, 140. 
Savage, Mr, 60, 65. 
Saxstone, 161. 
Searl, Goodwife, 116. 178. 
John, 128. 

Mr. 89, 95, 100, 107, 116, 142, 146, 
165, 169, 173, 177, 184, 186. 
Shaw, Goodman, 8, 18, 23, 27. 45, 46, 
49, 51, 59, 68, 70, 71, 72, 75, 78, 
190, 195, 201. 

Goodwife, 14, 70. 

Mehetabel, 138. 

Thomas, 8, 136, 196. 
Smith, Daniel, 76. 

John, 183. 

Lieut. 103. 196. 

Mr. 38, 41, 42, 47, 52, 57, 167. 

Richard, 187. 
Smith, Widow, 14. 
Sloan, Brother, 18. 

Elizabeth, 58, 136, 141, 145. 

Thomas, 58. 
Springer, Goodwife, 168. 
Stafford, Thomas, 189. 
Stanton, Daniel, 147. 

John, 124. 

Joseph, 117, 146, 166. 

Mr. 8, 11, 29, 38, 42, 44, 46, 48, 49, 
53, 60, 68, 69, 70, 75, 76, 80, 81, 
89, 95, 97, 98, 100, 102, 104, 106, 
109, 111, 113, 114, 118, 128, 193, 
195, 198, 201, 207. 

Mr. (his 2 daus.) 53. 

Mrs. 207. 

Samuel, 160. 

Thomas, (Fly-leaf) 11, 21, 61, 70, 
96, 127, 145, 190, 207, 208. 
Starke, 43, 49 . 

Aaron, 6, 13, 14, 27, 43, 48, 68, 60, 
67, 73, 76, 118, 119, 130, 190, 193, 
201. 

John, 170. 

Aaron, Jr., 138. 
Starr, Mr. 84, 149. 
Stebbins, Daniel, 100. 
Steere, Hannah, 168. 
Steerie, Hannah, 111. 

Roger, 111, 122. 
Stevens, Henry, 132, 176, 178. 
Stone, Mr. 11, 58. 
Strickland, Goodman, 58. 
Tabor, Philip, 75. 
Thorne. Francis, 114. 
Thornton, Mr. 87. 
Tinker, John, 188. 

Marie, 59. 

Mr. 51, 60. 
Tomson, Mr. 21, 23, 24, 35, 195. 

Mrs. 23. 
Tonge, — 41, 47. 

George, 68. 

Marie, 121. 
Tower, John, 41. 



218 



Tracie, Ensign, 204. 

Thomas, 83. 
Waklin, Sarab, 194. 
Waler, Widow, 152. 
Ward, Mr. 65. 
Waterhouse, Widow, 178. 
Weatherbnrne, Francis, 212. 

Weldman, 57, 58. 

Wells, Joseph, 170. 

Mrs. 175. 
Wheeler, Isaac, 122, 152. 

Mr. 77, 89, 94, 98, 103, 107, 115, 
127, 148. 

Sarah, 103. 

Thomas, 85, 90, 123, 151, 207. 
"Wight, Marshal], 88. 
Wilcox, Bethia, 147. 

101. 

Stephen, 113. 
Wilkins, Josiah, 41. 
Willet, James, 144. 

Mrs. 183 
Willey, Francis, 52, 55, 56, 90. 

Isaac, 40. 



Williams, Augustine, 113, 160. 

Goodman, 56, 58, 88, 89, 130 

John, 119. 
Williamson, Mr. 73, 198. 
Willis, Mr. 28, 34, 36, 68, 141. 

Reuben, 191. 
Wilson. 81, 98. 

Roger, 33. 

Samuel, 190. 
Winthroup, Capt. 104. 

Major, 154, 174, 176. 

Mr. 34, 35, 41, 46, 69. 
Witer, Elizabeth, 111. 

Good wife, 105. 

Mr. 77, 176. 
Witherell, JosiaTi, 89. 

Mr. 93, 115, 173. 
Wood bridge, Mr. 164. 
Yeomans, Elizabeth, 168. 

Mr. 138, 167, 
York, James, 108, 180, 196. 

Mr. 158, 165. 

Widow, 182. 



LIST OF INCOMPLETE NAMES. 



Abram, 97, 102, 105, 107, 111, 118, 123, 

130, 144, 145. 
Amos, 31, 34, 42. 
Benjamin, 130. 
Cales, 175. 
Christine, 56. 
Christopher, 54, 57. 
Codner, 57. 
Condy, 166. 
Curtice, 153, 157, 162. 
Daniel, 198. 



Dennis, 116, 147. 
Harrises, 81. 

James, 79, 97, 105, 124, 130. 

Jane, 79. 

John, old, 9. 

Lohan, 160. 

Martha, 113. 

Moses, 139. 

Samuel, 142. 

Sarah, 52. 

Simon, 181. 



Antego, 166. 
Beaporton, 89. 
Barbadoes, 82, 195. 
Black Hall, 84. 

Boston, 20, 29, 31, 39, 40, 45, 47, 52, 
63, 64, 65, 75, 84, 86, 90, 142, 143, 
144, 157, 162, 163, 166, 167, 172, 
174, 183, 185, 188, 203. 

Bristol, 84, 86, 132. 

Cambridge, 43. 

Cheepachewug, 63. 

Chesebrough, river of, 45. 

Connecticut, 7, 8, 9, 10, 19, 24, 28, 36, 
42, 46, 52, 53, 58 62, 63, 67, 70, 73, 
81, 99, 123, 131, 133, 135, 154, 155, 
157, 16n, 172, 173, 196. 

Cowshuduke, 69, 193. 

Cowesset, 135. 

Crandall's Mill, 80 85, 86, 93, 104, 

119, 167, 168, 174. 
England, 43, 153. 



Fishers Island, 30, 46, 57, 80, 95, 156, 

166, 174. 
Gallop's Mill, 102. 

Gooseberry Island, 40, 103, 113, 110, 

132, 156, 174, 184. 
Hartford, 19, 24, 73, 107. 119, 142, 

155, 172. 
Kenontutuck River, 204. 
Langtborne Hill, 202. 
Long Island, 56. 

Massachusetts Bay, 16,20, 30, 39, 45, 
47, 53, 54, 75, 92, 94, 98, 99, 105, 
109, 111, 114, 119, 124, 132, 138, 
145, 156, 161, 168. 

Meshuntuck, 77, 92, 93, 119, 133, 134, 
135, 136. . 

Millbrook, 184. 

Mistick, 9, 21, 24, 27, 32, 35, 36, 45, 
74, 97, 101, 108, 122, 124, 165, 176, 
197, 202. 

Mistick River, 202. 



219 



Mistukset, 8. 10, 93, 108. 
Mohegan, 37, 41, 65. 
Mooapeatke, 79. 
Mupquatance, 60. 

Narragansett, 24, 40, 41, 49, 52, 60, 61, 
67, 81, 96, 97, 135, 143, 166, 169, 
180, 191, 192. 

Newbury, 183. 

Newfoundland, 178. 

New Haven, 21, 27. 

New London, 35, 41,42,45,49,50,52, 53, 
55, 57, 59, 60, 62, 63, 64. 66, 67, 68, 
71, 75, 76, 78, 80, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 
88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 
99, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 109, 111, 
112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 
119, 120, 123, 124, 125, 127, 128, 
130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 
138, 140, 141, 142, 143, 146, 147, 
149, 150', 154, 155, 157, 159, 161, 
162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 168, 169, 
171, 178, 181, 182, 186, 188, 194, 
201, 209. 

Niantick, 24, 28, 55, 57. 

Norwich, 48, 51,-57, 59, 63, 65, 73, 75, 
81, 84, 90, 103, 133, 134, 136, 139, 
143, 155. 

Omeganset Meadow, 129. 

Pachag, 66, 159, 167. 

Pequot, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 20, 24, 25, 
27, 188. 

Pequot River, 11. 

Pine Island, 128. 

Plymouth, 16, 

Poquanump. 26, 110, 162. 

Poquanuck, 78. 



Poquatucke, 6, 7, 24, 25, 28, 30, 32, 
35, 49, 67, 72, 74, 76, 77, 85, 89, 
96, 101, 105, 113. 123, 162, 176. 

Poquatucke Beach, 131. 
River, 102, 200. 

Providence, 26, 81, 135. 

Quanandap, 81. 

Quanaquantage, 44. 

Quaquatage, 93, 107, 109, 136, 152, 
156. 

Queensfcown, 136. 
Rappahanneh, 212. 
Rehoboth, 53. 

Rhode Island, 96, 156, 159, 161, 191. 
Robinstown, 159. 
Seabrook, 68. 
Seabrook Mill, 24. 
Seaconke ? 10, 58, 68, 76, 79, 80. 
Shammaticke, 52, 
Soonamoten, 52. 
Southertown, 32, 196, 200. 
Stonington, 136, 137, 174, 176, 180, 
197, 207, 208. 
(Town bounds), 122. 
Stratford, 63, 68, 96, 105. 
Squamatuck, 131. 

Tagwouncke, 17, 18. 22, 29, 30, 46,48, 
51, 57, 62, 73, 77, 78, 80, 84, 85, 
90, 91, 102, 114, 116, 122, 129, 139, 
144, 156, 160, 161, 168, 169, 173, 
184, 186, 189, 200. 

Virginia, 212. 

Wapasqua, 116. 

Warwick, 50, 67. 

Weekapaug, 38, 108. 

Wequetequock, 6, 140, 198. 

York, 108. 



BIRTHS. 



Agedouset (dau. of), 72. 
Ashcraft, John (son of), 101. 
Avery, Hannah (child of) 154, 163, 
212. 

Thomas (dau. of) , 174. 
Chesebrough, Elisha (son of), 87. 
Denison, John (son of), 101. 
Fanning, Edmund (dau. of), 202. 

Margaret (child of), 152. 
Minor, Anne, 56, 211. 

Clement, 211. 

Hannah, 15. 



John, 36, 210. 

Ephraim (child of), 84, 102, 122, 
133 161,211. 

Joseph (child of), 92, 105, 119, 164, 
181, 211. 

Manasseh, 212. 

Marie, 55. 
Palmer, Gershom (dau. of), 98. 
Stanton, Joseph (child of), 148. 
Steerie, Hannah (child of), 111. 
Tong, Marie (child of), 121. 



DEATHS. 



Ashcraft, John, 162. 
Avery, Christopher, 153, 181. 

Jonathan, 168. 

Thomas (child of), 184. 



Bennet, John, 56, 61. 
Brewster, Mrs., 153. 
Bridgden, Mr. 50. 
Burroughs, Goodwife, 113, 



220 



Chesebrough, Elisha, 98. 

Mrs., 119. 

Nathaniel, 151. 

44 (dau. of), 152. 

Samuel, 118. 

William, 198. 
Cranda^l (wife of Mr.), 97. 
Panning, Edmund (dau. of), 197. 

Hannah, her child, 41. 
Harris, Gabriel, 182. 
Lamb, John, 145. 
Lewis, Mrs., 70. 
Mason, wife of Daniel, 148. 

Samuel, 192. 

" (dau. of), 173. 
Minor, Anne, 209. 

Deborah, 150. 

Ephraim (dau. of), 79. 

Francis, 56. 



Marie, 43. 

Martha, 167. 

Thomas, 50. 
Moss, Mrs., 158. 
Palmer, Elihu, 197. 

Moses (child of), 156. 

Walter, 47. 
Parke, Mr., 197. 
Richardson, Mr., 179. 
Shaw, Thomas, 136, 
Stanton, Joseph, 2d wife, 166. 

Thomas, 146. 
Starke, Aaron (child of), 60. 
Waler, widow, 157. 
Willet, Mrs., 183. 
Witer, Elizabeth, 111. 
Yeomans, Thomas, 161. • 
York, James, 180. 



MARRIAGES. 



Avery, James, 94. 

John, 133. 

Rebecca, 150. 

Thomas, 144. 
Babcock, Elizabeth, 156. 
Barnes, Marie, 90. 
Bennet, William, 145. 
Billing, Ebenezer, 164,. 
Billings, Margaret, 150. 
Bolton, John, 176. 
Bouls, Mr., 104. 
Brand, Thomas, 113. 
Bright, Susana, 145. 
Burrows, Robert, 117. 
Chapman, Hope, 178. 
Chesebrough, Samuel, 16. 

Sarah, 176. 

Widow, 130, 161. 
Comstock, Ann, 164. 
Cottrell, Gershom, 147. 
Crary, Mr., 146. 
Crumb, Daniel, 128, 138. 
Denison, Boradel, 160. 

Capt., 64. 

John, 199. 
Elliott, Henry, 153. 
Fanning, Edmund, 150, 
Fish, John, 168. 
Gallup, Christabele, 146. 
Gear, Sarah, 140. 

H. G.,110. 

Harris, Sarah, 128. 
Hill, Mr., 85. 
Holam, John, J 76. 
Huntley, Mr., 90. 
Johnson, William, 156. 
Lester, Goodman, 13. 
Lord, Hannah, 144 
Marie, 169. 
Marsh, William, 168. 



Mason, Anne, 112. 

Minor, Clement, 52, 53, 55, 115. 

Ephraim, 74. 

Hannah, 144. 

John, 31. 

Manasseh, 98. 

Mary, 177. 

Samuel, 169. 
Morgan, Joseph, 95. 
Osborn, Mr., 122. 
Palmer, Benjamin, 167. 

Gershom, 199. 

Hannah, 34. 
Palmer, Rebecca. 66. 
Parke, Dorothy, 95. 

Nathaniel, 140. 
Pemberton, Joseph, 177. 
Potts, William, 150. 
Reynolds, Hannah, 170. 
Richardson, Prudence, 176. 
Quinby, Martha, 178. 
Roberts, Rachel, 138. 
Rose, Thomas, 162. 
Saxton, Joseph, 161. 
Shaw, Mehetauel, 138. 
Sloan, Elizabeth, 145. 
Stanton (2 daus. of Mr.), 53. 

Joseph, 117, 144. 

Samuel, 160. 
Starke, Aaron, 138. 
Steere, Hannah, 168. 
Well man, Martha, 115. 
Wells, Joseph, 170. 
Wheeler, Sarah, 103, 
Wilcox, Bethiah, 147. 
Willet, James, 144. 
Willey, Francis, 52, 55. 

Isaac, 40. 
Yeomans, Elizabeth, 168. 



Adams, of Mr., 125. 
Brawley, of Peter, 20. 
Briggs, the, 182. 
Chester, of Mr., 114, 116. 
Dimon, 157. 
Huet, of Thomas, 39. 
Ketch for Connecticut, 125. 



221 



VESSELS. 

Ketch of Mr. Parker, 106. 
"London Ship," 39. 
"Lord & Earl," 19. 
Pierce, of Mr., 131. 
Savage, Sloop of Mr., 66. 
Speedwell, 188. 



WILLS. 



Lamb, of Mr., 119. 

Minor, of Thomas, 7, 203, 209. 



I Palmer, of Walter, 61. 
I Richardson, of Mrs., 180.